Does someone want to start drafting a press release that can be sent  
out, then?

Mike

On 30 Nov 2009, at 16:06, Brian McNeil wrote:

> 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. [1]
>
>
> [1] http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews:Social_networking
>
>
>
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