+1 to WDD.
Also, let us NOT mix Social Media with Wikipedia. I don't want people
posing 'Wl u be mai frnd' on my Talk page.
Social Media and Wikipedia, is a big NONO.
I realised this back in 2010 when I was trying to use Twitter to get more
On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM, <wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> You have hired someone who is paid for this very role. Let that person
> submit their plan of action on all these to the community for comments. Why
> are you posting all of this to us?
> From: his...@wikimedia.org
> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:14:17 +0530
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs Additional IRC: Thursday
> March 22nd @ 9pm IST(Open House) (#wikimedia-office)
> On Mar 26, 2012, at 11:01 AM, Pradeep Mohandas wrote:
> The conversation is moving off topic. Perhaps the question to mull over is
> what to do next?
> 1. How do we move the predominance of media coverage beyond mainstream
> English print into local language print and other media channels such as
> radio and the Internet?
> 2. How do we encourage volunteers from as many Indic communities as
> possible to volunteer for communications activities so that as many
> languages are covered?
> 3. How do we ensure that news coverage is not all warm fuzzy stuff
> about Wikipedia - but also provides a call to action to potential newbies
> as well as links or contacts that they can reach out?
> 4. How do we build and expand our network of media contacts?
> 5. How do we build a toolkit for media/PR/social media such that
> community members are able to rapidly deploy to support specific
> initiatives such as Wikiprojects or to celebrate community or project
> 6. How can we use media to support specific community events such as
> meet-ups or outreach sessions?
> 7. Can we use media/PR to celebrate editing excellence - by showcasing
> select articles - and also sharing insights and invitations into the
> movement that is behind this content?
> 8. Can we acknowledge individual life / wiki stories of editors to
> promote editor retention and newbie attraction?
> 9. Can we build a digital outreach model that is effective? What will
> it take - in terms of resources such as online tutorials or videos or help
> pages or chat rooms?
> 10. How does a digital outreach model not duplicate existing efforts
> already underway or in advanced stages of planning?
> 11. Can we integrate community building into the digital outreach
> 12. How do we determine if a language community is able to manage the
> potential newbie load from such a digital outreach model?
> 13. How do we teach the media about the movement and community and
> projects - given relatively low levels of understanding within such an
> influential group?
> 14. How do we support a community initiative like Wikipatrika in a
> manner that it remains entirely owned by the individual community members -
> but we are still able to help them? How do we do this without taking away
> credit and also without building dependence?
> 15. How do we make the India Program monthly newsletters richer and
> more useful to community members?
> 16. Can we introduce story-telling as a effective means of sharing the
> work that is done by community members such that we are able to
> cross-pollinate ideas?
> 17. How can social media be used to drive not just attendance of
> events (such as photothons) but can be used to introduce newbies to
> Wikimedia policies?
> 18. How can we adapt the WikimediaIndia handle on facebook so that it
> expands in popularity - but remains relevant to newbies and more
> experienced community members?
> 19. How do we build the WikimediaIndia handle on twitter?
> 20. How do we constantly remain on top of trends in social media so
> that we are present and relevant in channels where potential newbies might
> 21. Do we need to localise swag and if so what do we do we need?
> 22. How do we work intimately with the Chapter's communications team -
> but remain accessible to non-Chapter members as well?
> 23. How do we ensure that everything we do on communications is rooted
> in community building and not marketing mumbo jumbo?
> 24. How do we measure results in communications?
> 25. How do we constantly ensure that everything done on communications
> - which will require the communications expertise - can be done in a manner
> where capability is transferred to interested community members?
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