Grants:IdeaLab/Promoting Wikipedia Daily Article Mailing List
Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?
Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
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.
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?
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.
What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?
English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati
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.
A good way would be to introduce school kids to wikipedia and ask them to subscribe to the Daily Article Mailing List
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?
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?
About the idea creator
Runs a web design and development in the day, Writes Code in the evening and Fights crime by midnight - Batman
Expand your idea
Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.
No funding needed?
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 cschillingwikimedia.org for help!