A Twitter-friend of mine, @openworld, has developed an elegant pattern capable to capture meta-stories regardless the scale of the entities involved. He calls it “narrative fractals” and explains it here: http://www.quora.com/What-are-narrative-fractals.
He tweeted some of us, asking, what’s your meta-story in 6 tweets? First, I re-tweeted the question to my 800+ “followers” on Twitter, then I replied with this set of 6 tweets, using the narrative fractal pattern:
1. Attractor: Can the social body awaken to its next stage, where the whole lives for the well-being of the parts and vice versa?
2. Challenge: Can we raise our collective consciousness, intelligence & wisdom, 2 the level needed 2 solve our intertwined global crises?
3. Opportunity: Can we see that the multitudes wanting a better world that works 4 all have actually reached critical mass?
4. Strategy: Will there be a global constitutive assembly (in our lifetime or not) of the movements morphing into new governance?
5. Test: Will the meme of “commons-based society” get enough momentum to oblige markets & states to support it?
6. Decision: Isn’t it time to choose to educate ourselves about the #commons ? See: http://bit.ly/9ZnE1i.
So, what would be your 6-tweet meta-story? If you want to participate in an experiment of developing a collection of 6-tweet stories as a commons resource for building a shared narrative see also Mark Frazier’s 6-tweet meta-story, and post yours (after registering) as a new blog entry at the School of Commoning.