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When we (WMF) initiated the social media handles a year and a half ago --during the ‘09 fundraiser-- the aim was to make it as open and as accessible as possible; it’s been a slow process, but we’re planning to change a few things over the next few weeks to help further that goal.

After working a bit with the Foundation Social Media Team (Sage Ross, LiAnna Davis, Guillaume Paumier and Deniz Gultekin (former Community Dept. Associate), we’ve come up with a few ways we think we can make our handles more accessible to the rest of the community.

Building on the Wikipedia Signpost model, we've started this page on Meta where anyone can submit posts for all of our social channels, including the Foundation blog. In addition, a few community members working in communications roles are also working on the team as admins for the handles.

We're just building out this page and it's in need of a lot of help, so please let us know what you think. The purpose here is to make our public communications more inclusive and reflective of our community and what’s important to them.

If you have time, please take a look and let us know what you think; we’d love any feedback you have. You can email us at: but it would be best to post here on the talk page.
Mokapantages 00:55, 12 March 2011 (UTC)


Is there a reason why the WMF does not post to Diaspora? – Thx!--Aschmidt (talk) 20:34, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

I can speak for the MediaWiki handler: we don't do it because we have enough trying to maintain, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. If you (or someone you know) want to help spreading MediaWiki news to Diaspora, let's talk. Just make your request at the mw:Social media discussion page. See this post and the responses in that thread for a similar request related to (talk) 18:17, 24 December 2012 (UTC)


Why was this page recently made a duplicate of Microblogging handles? There's no reason to have two lists for the same things, it's very confusing. --Nemo 13:20, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

No opposition in months, hence I've split the listing out and included the lists here. --Nemo 08:33, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Should we just remove the list from this page and keep the Microblogging Handles and Facebook pages as the master lists? I see your logic in asking the question and think it would be less confusing without the duplication. Matthew (WMF) (talk) 23:21, 9 May 2013 (UTC)


Fellows used to blog on the WMF blog; individual engagement grantee blog on their own and not even on Planet Wikimedia.[1] [2] [3] Should those be included somewhere? --Nemo 08:23, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Proposed chapters[edit]

Can we add proposed chapters and chapters in discussion, specifically Wikimedia Botswana, to the list? PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:56, 25 April 2013 (UTC)


Hmmm... this is duplicated a little bit over on the Reports page. Maybe we should consolidate. Seems like this is better kept-up-to-date? (maybe?) -- phoebe | talk 19:38, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Delivery Status Notification[edit]

After I tried to email the specified address:

We're writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (socialmedia) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group. A few more details on why you weren't able to post:

  • You might have spelled or formatted the group name incorrectly.
  • The owner of the group may have removed this group.
  • You may need to join the group before receiving permission to post.
  • This group may not be open to posting.

If you have questions related to this or any other Google Group, visit the Help Center at

Thanks, admins

--Nemo 12:41, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, we're looking into it. The address was receiving emails from outside the group fine as late as a month ago. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 16:33, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
Should be fixed now. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 01:50, 21 November 2013 (UTC)