On Mon, 2009-11-30 at 15:41 +0000, George D. Watson wrote: > Thomas Dalton wrote: > > 2009/11/30 Brian McNeil <brian.mcn...@wikinewsie.org>:
> > > The thought's good, but right now enWN is currently only pushing out > > > about 5 articles a day. > > > > > > Recruitment campaign might be better. > > > > > > > I was thinking of a statement that included a suggestion that people > > contribute to it. Getting contributors and getting readers are very > > closely related problems - contributors usually start out as readers > > (at least, they do on Wikipedia). > Yes, we need publicity, and this is a good chance to get it. If we > release something, it should highlight the free license and the wiki > format, as well as pushing the free to access thing. More activity > will be great, whether that activity results in a greater number of > editors, or in readers. If a reader recommends it to their friends, > their friends may become editors, even if the original reader doesn't. > We should probably mention the link to Wikipedia, which more people > will be familiar with, but stress that they are separate projects and > focus on Wikinews alone. Anything that can encourage more contributors and readers is good. Really a need to move beyond "Wikinews: Popular in Cuba" (according to Alexa). There are Twitter, Facebook, Identi.ca, and RSS feeds of published content available.   http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews:Social_networking -- Brian McNeil <brian.mcn...@wikinewsie.org> http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Brian_McNeil Content of this message in no way represents the opinions or official position of the Wikimedia Foundation or any of its projects.
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