The English Wikipedia community has managed the Main Page in English for many years, including rapidly updated ITN and DYK sections. The prominence of the Main Page has declined a little bit as a landing page, but it suggests that there may be better alternatives to staff planning tweets out a few weeks ahead and taking submissions via a Google form. Perhaps the communications team can look into some of these options that might leverage the strength and core competencies of the community?
~Nate On Tue, Jul 12, 2022 at 6:05 PM Lauren Dickinson <ldickin...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the new images > from the Webb telescope. They are truly incredible. > > In response to Lodewijk's question, the Foundation's Communications > Department manages the English Wikipedia social media accounts (on > Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/wikipedia/>, Twitter > <https://twitter.com/Wikipedia>, and Instagram > <https://www.instagram.com/Wikipedia/?hl=en>), as well as the Wikimedia > Foundation accounts. There is more information about that on Meta-Wiki > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Social_media>. > > We try to plan the content calendar about one to two weeks in advance, but > we stay flexible to react to current events and Wikimedia news. We always > welcome ideas for articles and content to share from both the Wikimedia > Foundation and Wikipedia channels. You can share ideas with us at any time > via this Google Form > <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchEZ_-8jCJP6E6UQguy_MjOYgoNUfSyzNhbnWU5S1D9_aenw/viewform>. > Amplifying the work of volunteers in the movement is important to us, and > we value suggestions on opportunities for us to do this further. > > Regarding the Webb telescope news, we are planning to share the related > Wikipedia article as this Friday's Article of the Week > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Social_media/Article_of_the_week> on > Wikipedia's social media channels, and to highlight that the images are > available on Commons. Every Friday, we share an article that is relevant to > current global events and conversations (e.g. we shared about Hajj > <https://twitter.com/Wikipedia/status/1545492143023820813> last week), so > we thought the Webb telescope would be a perfect fit for this week. > > We also look for opportunities to retweet posts from others related to > Wikimedia and current topics. For example, we just shared this post from > Wikimedia Chile <https://twitter.com/Wikipedia/status/1546936039968743425> > about the Webb images. With this approach, we can share about the same > topic in multiple ways, from a range of perspectives, and celebrate > community groups. Another way is by sharing blog posts and media coverage > that mention us. > > With that in mind, another idea I would like to propose is a blog post on > Diff <https://diff.wikimedia.org/> that tells the story of how Wikimedia > communities responded to the release of the images and made sure > information and the photos were quickly available on Wikimedia projects. > This is just an idea. If anyone is interested in writing that blog, please > let us know! We can then amplify the post on social media to bring it more > visibility. > > Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you! > > Lauren > *Lauren Dickinson (she/her)* > Senior Communications Manager > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > > > On Tue, Jul 12, 2022 at 1:43 PM effe iets anders <effeietsand...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> How is @Wikipedia (and similar accounts) being managed right now? I'm >> mostly curious about the process how the tweets are decided upon - is this >> a staff-driven process or is there some community engagement? Is it planned >> out long in advance, or reactive (or somewhere in between)? >> >> Are there opportunities to better bolster the strengths of our community? >> >> Lodewijk >> >> On Tue, Jul 12, 2022 at 9:30 AM Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> We should all be answering questions :) The public interest will only >>> grow with the glorious images coming out today. >>> >>> On Tue, Jul 12, 2022 at 10:45 AM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga < >>> galder...@hotmail.com> wrote: >>> >>>> Good day, >>>> Yesterday, the James Webb telescope published its first image, called >>>> "Webb's Frist Deep Field" ( >>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webb%27s_First_Deep_Field). An article >>>> about the image existis in 14 languages. The tweet announcing it has >>>> collected in less than a day more than 77.000 RTs and 275.000 likes ( >>>> https://twitter.com/NASAWebb/status/1546621080298835970). The main >>>> object of the image didn't have any article at any Wikipedia (not an item >>>> at Wikidata) yesterday. Now we have an article in 8 languages: >>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMACS_J0723.3-7327 and a category in >>>> Commons. >>>> >>>> Well, the Wikipedia twitter handle didn't tweet anything about this >>>> achievement, and didn't give any contest to the image. ( >>>> https://twitter.com/wikipedia). >>>> >>>> We could be answering questions. "By 2030, Wikimedia will become the >>>> essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge". We could be >>>> centering free knowledge at Wikimedia. >>>> >>>> Best, >>>> Galder >>>> _______________________________________________ >>>> Wikimedia-l mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org, >>>> guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines >>>> and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l >>>> Public archives at >>>> https://email@example.com/message/ZOCBTOH4CXJDCV74J7YR6HAVL7EAGOQF/ >>>> To unsubscribe send an email to wikimedia-l-le...@lists.wikimedia.org >>> >>> >>> >>> -- >>> Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 >>> 4266 >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Wikimedia-l mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org, guidelines >>> at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and >>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l >>> Public archives at >>> https://email@example.com/message/3GELHG42LCD3K5Z7OJ6CQEYLHGJ764AH/ >>> To unsubscribe send an email to wikimedia-l-le...@lists.wikimedia.org >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-l mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org, guidelines >> at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l >> Public archives at >> https://email@example.com/message/HZNWOQLM3ZBMWSQBJNNFTDTQI4HQ7PLD/ >> To unsubscribe send an email to wikimedia-l-le...@lists.wikimedia.org >> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org, guidelines > at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > Public archives at > https://email@example.com/message/E7BG4MBH7O2GDDLSR3MN4JBSS2OWHQB4/ > To unsubscribe send an email to wikimedia-l-le...@lists.wikimedia.org
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