Digital Storytelling is a short form of digital media production that allows everyday people to share experiences and stories. It is a relatively new term which describes the new practice of everyday people who use digital tools to tell their ‘story’. Digital stories often present in compelling interactive formats. Digital storytelling can also cover a range of digital narratives (web-based stories, interactive stories, hypertexts, and narrative computer games); It is sometimes used to refer to film-making in general, and as of late, it has been used to describe advertising and promotion efforts by commercial and non-profit enterprises.
Digital Storytelling refers to the process by which diverse people share their life stories and creative imaginings with others. This newer form of storytelling emerged with the advent of accessible media production techniques, hardware and software. These new technologies allow individuals to share their stories over the Internet on YouTube, Vimeo, compact discs, podcasts, and other electronic distribution systems. Digital storytelling is also used as an instructional strategy to not only build relationships and establish people’s social presence online but also as an alternative format to present content.