Today I wanted to talk to you about a cool way to tell a story inside Twitter using Twitter threads.
Do you remember back in the days when you had “Dungeons and Dragons” books where you would be give the intro of a story and then given an option to take one of 2 ways and then you would go to a certain page to continue the story via the option you picked. It was all based on choice, letting the reader create there on path through the story. Let me put it another way ever played a role-play based game like fallout or GTA. They provide an alternative story depending on the outcome.
I loved these style of games/books, so when I saw this I thought how brilliant.
A Cool Way To Tell A Story Inside Twitter Using Threads.
So I was scrolling through Twitter and saw Hotels.com had promoted a tweet saying.
“Every day feels like #GroundhogDay. Eat, sleep, Zoom repeat.
Think you can break the G Day cycle below? Who knows what’s in store for you.”
This court my eye because I love the film “Ground hog Day” but I saw the line “Think you can break the G Day cycle below? Who knows what’s in store for you.”
And thought what do you mean, so I clicked.
In the threads It introduced a new step asking a question “You wake at 6 and you’ve scheduled an IG Live HIIT session for 6:30. What do you do?”
It then gives you 2 options.
- You HIIT snooze. Ain’t got time for this
- You reach for the lycra and channel your inner Joe Wicks.
Inside each of the threads it then continued the story for that path.
After picking “You reach for the lycra and channel your inner Joe Wicks.” The thread continues to this next tweet.
“You bounce from workout to shower but now it’s 9am Face screaming in fear you’re still in your dressing gown and slippers when the first Zoom call is about to start. WYD?”
This goes on to two more options
- Answer the call. You know you can rock a robe, you own this look
- Go in search of your jeans! You definitely had them in March 2020, they are around here somewhere.
I want with “Answer the call. You know you can rock a robe, you own this look”
And it wants to “Camera on, off mute. Zoom bingo begins with the dreaded “how was your weekend?”
This goes on to two more options
- You blow. “What do you think I did, Rachel? I went for my silly little walk and watched my silly little Netflix shows.”
- You stop moving. Frozen in space and time, pretending you have serious Wi-Fi issues. Wait for someone else to answer and unfreeze like a Zoom pro.
I want with “You stop moving. Frozen in space and time, pretending you have serious Wi-Fi issues. Wait for someone else to answer and unfreeze like a Zoom pro.”
And it wants to the final tweet “No more meetings until 1pm. Gotta go kill some time.”
This is a great use of threads on Twitter to help engagement and keep people interested. It’s also different to the normal so helps you stand out.
I love the creativity behind this idea and think it’s a great way to use Twitter threads and that’s why I thought I would share this with you guys today.
Here is the tweet to follow through your self:
Every day feels like #GroundhogDay. Eat, sleep, Zoom repeat.— Hotels.com UK (@hotelsdotcomuk) February 2, 2021
Think you can break the G Day cycle below? Who knows what’s in store for you. 👇 pic.twitter.com/IvBMCbRqO0
That’s all for today until next time this has been Jack Thomson