Very well done!!! Congrats to everyone involved (volunteers for
producing the content, and for WMF's communication team for so
beautifully and powerfully surfacing the magic of it all)!
On 12/17/2014 11:03 PM, Victor Grigas wrote:
I’m happy to share the first-ever Wikimedia year-in-review video,
It’s the story of 2014 through the lens of Wikimedia in under 3 minutes.
(We know we didn’t get it all!)
We're about to launch this to the rest of the world, on the WMF blog, on
social media, and to the press. The whole point of the production is we
want the world to get a sense of what it feels like to press edit for the
first time, and what it’s like to contribute to something that millions of
people use, love, and rely on. We hope you like it.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this. It’s based entirely on
what YOU contributed to the projects -- images you uploaded and video you
migrated to Commons. It’s based on the texts of books and documents on
Wikisource and the Wikipedia articles that you wrote. And thanks to
everyone who volunteered and shared feedback with us while we were editing
to make it sound and feel like Wikipedia. I talked to many people in
putting this together, so thank you all.
If you want to contribute to this particular effort, you can of course
share this video, but what would be even better is if you could translate
the captions into more languages so that even more people can understand
it. We’ll migrate the captions from Commons to YouTube and Vimeo as they
come in. (BTW does anyone know why YouTube or Vimeo doesn’t have open
captions? Maybe once we have this captioned in 50 languages, we can use it
to advocate that they should.)
We’re already thinking of ways to open up this process for even more
collaboration next year. We put this together in about eight weeks, so we
had a pretty big time constraint for making it an open process from the
We’re publishing two blog posts on the topic shortly and will send them as
soon as they’re out.
Victor the WMF Communications team
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