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.  > > >  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. > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia UK mailing list > wikimediau...@wikimedia.org > http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l > WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org