Another month, another set of new feature launches: this time the longform blogging platform Medium announcing ‘Series‘, a “new type of story”, then days later Facebook announcing its ‘Messenger Day‘ feature.
What all have in common is the almost unquestioned use of a horizontal storytelling mode: a move from scroll-based navigation to navigating through a swipe or a tap.
What does that mean for journalism and storytelling? I think it’s about time we asked.
“Series are mobile stories that can be added to over time and unfold card by card with the tap of your finger”