Grants:IdeaLab/Promoting Wikipedia Daily Article Mailing List

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Promoting Wikipedia Daily Article Mailing List
A Major reason why wiki movement is still not widespread in many countries is because people only search wikipedia when they need it. Wikipedia doesnt interact back with its readers. We need to generate curiosity amongst readers and bring them on wikipedia not to just read what they are looking for but also expose them to new information that they are currently unaware of. Information that might be interesting to them, might add to their knowledge and shape their lives ahead in different ways. Creating more awareness about wikipedia daily article mailing list can help with this. Even most of the active wikipedia users are unaware of such mailing list. Introducing existing users to such mailing list will make wikipedia a part of their day to day life. We need to inspire the existing readers to read more and they in turn will definitely share what they find interesting.
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created on08:05, 4 February 2018 (UTC)


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

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.

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

All languages

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.
Social Media and Mailing List

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?
This would add to their knowledge and shape their lives in unexpected ways.

Project idea[edit]

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

English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati

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.
A good way would be to introduce school kids to wikipedia and ask them to subscribe to the Daily Article Mailing List

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.
We can make wikipedia articles more interactive by asking readers to rate the article after they have read it. Another way to measure the outcome would be to simply count the increase of subscribers to the mailing list

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]

Runs a web design and development in the day, Writes Code in the evening and Fights crime by midnight - Batman



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No funding needed?[edit]

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