I came across this cool and unique site called Cowbird.com. You may be imagining a bird’s head on a cow’s body, but the vision of this website is anything but absurd. Cowbird is a “tool for telling stories and a public library of human experience.” That sounds like a valiant task, but how does it work?

This world is filled with infinite stories, some are tragic, some are miracles some are crazy but all are intriguing to someone. In this digital age, people carry digital cameras and mobile phones with recorders which enable mass sharing across the internet. We are walking journalists that can capture the world around us and voice our opinion, effectively becoming story tellers.

There are different levels of storytelling on Cowbird. A ‘saga’, is a collection of stories grouped into a theme like Occupy demonstrations around the world. A ‘story’, is a person’s account of anything they want to say, like a poem about climbing an icy mountain. A ‘diary’ is a collection of stories from one person. It’s a little like a blog, but collating everyone’s blog in one place. Authors can add images, videos, interactive audio stories and character bio’s.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.