Both Bryan Alexander and Shira Chess reveal how new technology and software can let people not only be creative but share their creativity. We are now able to create something and let people know matter where or who you are build off of it.
Web storytelling enabled Slender Man to be created by its ability to share ideas and let people create something for other people to enjoy and reflect. I see digital storytelling as traditional storytelling in a new medium, because the stories are put out there into the world and people change them and resubmit them, like oral traditions. The only way digital storytelling is different is that it can be spread way faster than any other type of storytelling.