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small, specific, and real

leafinweb.jpgWhat makes something compelling in any form, mediated or not? Popularity means an audience but in that crowd, people form the connection.

Memories are not big. They are made of glances, touches, sounds, tastes, and smells. Shared transient moments that resonate in our heart.

Stories we love have details that are unique and individual. They’re the seeds inside narratives that grow - a time, a place, a person.

Authenticity is vital. We crave the truth on many levels and when someone shares something, they are vulnerable and it is a leap of faith.

Twitter started me thinking about this as it forces you to cram things into a very small and specific box of 140 characters.

Constraints boil things down to what is essential in the same way that maple syrup is formed from boiling the sap from the maple tree.

We connect with things that are small, specific, and real. It’s the essence of good storytelling as we share mediated bits of ourselves.

Up next Atlantic Film Festival 2008 Another year, another Atlantic Film Festival, with this one being the 28th. This time I think that I got the balance just right and ended up seeing What to Do When Your Computer is Away
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