Some of the best stories I’ve ever told have been over text. The zippiness of the back and forth, punctuated by emoji and LOLs and OMGs gives words an urgency and levity that isn’t normally found in more formal storytelling. And consuming it on a device in your hand, being able to stretch conversations for days and respond on a whim, adds to the spontaneity of it all.
When you consider how much we enjoy texting each other, it’s no wonder that someone would bring the idea of storytelling-by-text to its logical conclusion. That happened this week with the launch of Talk Show - a new app that lets you “text in public.”