Grants:IdeaLab/Create awareness about wikipedia
Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?
Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
The youth, specifically those who use social media.
In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?
In what ways does this group communicate with each other?
This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
All social media platforms... WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, telegram, twitter, Instagram...
What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?
Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
The information(answers) it provides is invaluable... personally even in tech, most of the results I look at, to get a brief description about something before I dive deep are those from wikipedia... I always find it trustable, concise and well organized... it is my starting point on every google search I make on a daily....
What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?
How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?
Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?
Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
Create content clearly showcasing what wikipedia is and how accurate its content is. this will require very good graphic designers plus video and film makers and editors to create short and insightful content (videos and images)
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1. An increase in the daily wikipedia.com website hits. 2. Increased contribution to wikipedia content from these same demographics. 3. Increased account sign ups for this intending to contribute.. These may not be the same as the difference in the increased number of wikipedia.com website hits...
Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?
Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?
I would definitely need some professional assistance in regards to what wikipedia is so as to embody it.. Additionally, financial resources will be necessary to hire the film and video makers to create the content, plus to fund the ads to keep them up and running for a given time...
About the idea creator
I am a mid 20's Ugandan male living and working in Nairobi, Kenya ... I am a software developer...
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