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A large chunk of internet users devote their time to social media, esp., Facebook and WhatsApp. Sharing fun facts with link to main article can draw passive users to read content.
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created on07:45, 12 January 2018 (UTC)


Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?[edit]

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
elderly people with enough experience and capacity who retire to inactivity

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?[edit]

english, mother tongue

In what ways does this group communicate with each other?[edit]

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.
Facebook, WhatsApp

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?[edit]

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
I have seen people following and sharing YouTube links to learn things that they received through WhatsApp or Facebook and they would likewise, start following wiki once their attention is attracted to it.

Project idea[edit]

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?[edit]

malayalam, hindi

How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?[edit]


Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?[edit]

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.
-Interesting facts from articles need to be extracted -they must be passed on to social media with interesting captions, pics and short descriptions - a link to main article should be added to the content. - release sets of such information over an evenly distributed timescale -

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

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?

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

I am a biomedical engineer and teacher by profession. I like to contribute in little ways to things around me that I believe can add value to me and to others around me. skill: writing and speaking



Expand your idea[edit]

Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.

Expand into a Rapid Grant

No funding needed?[edit]

Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at for help!