The Socialholic Typewriter is up and running…

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Our third and final workshop has been completed with great success on May 2nd. The workshop took place in CUT, Limassol and was hosted by Maria A. Ioannou. Maria inspired our writers with creative writing exercises, tips and techniques. The platform was introduced and the participants enjoyed the user friendly software and the ease of access. After the writers familiarized themselves with the platform, they got straight to work, writing their first flash fiction story. The procedure is fairly simple, one simply needs to log

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Final count down….

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The launching of the Socialholic platform is approaching and we are busy with the final preparations. The testing day was already completed with success and having received some very encouraging feedback, we are now working on the aesthetic of the website. Our platform will be user friendly and will have an interactive nature. Authors will need to create their own profile and each story will be published in real time and other users will be able to give their feedback. The official launching day is

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Testing … One, Two, Three

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On January 28, we participated in the Mahallae Testing event, where people had the chance to test the latest version of The Socialholic Typewriter. People came and tested our prototype and offered useful feedback: we received plenty of positive comments about the design and aims of our platform, as well as ideas about reaching further engagement. One of our users said, ‘The overall design and user experience is great. The photos and graphics used are of a high quality and they are very attractive, engaging

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Platform loading….

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The weeks after our flash fiction workshops have been filled with preparations for The Socialholic Typewriter platform. It has been a great journey during which we had to think about and explore in depth the mission of the platform, its functionality, its users and future plans. Our team wants to provide a distractions-free environment where the user is ultimately supported and  inspired to co-create. Therefore, during our meetings with our web team, we discussed in detail about the website scope, its site map, the secondary

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Creative Writing: Flash Fiction Workshops in Limassol and Nicosia

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Organizing the workshops was a truly creative and fruitful experience. The team had to find the appropriate venues in Limassol and Nicosia to host the two events and attend to every detail. The events were hosted by the acclaimed author Maria Ioannou. Maria managed to excite the interest of aspiring writers with various creative exercises, receiving excellent feedback. The first workshop took place on November 29 at Cyprus University of Technology. Maria engaged her audience early on and presented the main characteristics of short fictional

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Free Creative Writing Workshops on Flash Fiction

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Scroll down for Greek/Turkish The Socialholic Typerwriter orgranizes two free, creative writing workshops on Flash Fiction. The first workshop will take place on November 29 at the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, at 11:00-13:00. The second workshop will take place on December 6 at the Home for Cooperation, in Nicosia at 11:00-13:00. The workshops, which aim to familiarize writers with flash fiction, a rising literary genre of extreme brevity, will be facilitated by the award-winning writer Maria A. Ioannou. The attendees will be engaged

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The Story of a Logo

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It was last week that the 5 winning teams of Mahallae Challenge got the chance to meet at a workshop for an exchange of best practices, lessons learned and prototype testing. A warm welcome and friendly faces set the ambience of the meeting. Inspiring people who dare to imagine a better future through projects that can bring about substantial change met for a mutual sharing of ideas.     Each team shared their story and we shared ours or as we like to call it

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The Socialholic Typewriter: Join the Team

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Welcome to the very first blog post on The Socialholic Typewriter. The Socialholic Typewriter is the winning concept of Mahallae (funded by UNDP) under theCommon Vision for the Future challenge and is intended to be a collaborative storytelling platform for micro-fiction. The Socialholic Typewriter is a project which will blend technology, art and literature in order to create a social experience of reading and writing. It aims to innovate the way we tell, share and consume stories, supporting young people from different communities in Cyprus

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