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Wikipedia for the people from the people
I would like to make a conference with local journalists and bloggers to spread the importance of wikipedia in sharing factual information online to address the issue of fake information and the increasing gullibility of people with the increase use of social media
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Shenalyn2018
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created on08:19, 15 January 2018 (UTC)


Audience[edit]

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

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
Teenagers who's primary source of info are social media that they don't even bother if the information that they are gathering are facts

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

online

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, Instagram, Twitter

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?
They can use wikipedia to fact check info from social media

Project idea[edit]

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

English, Tagalog

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

Online and I would like to invite millennial journalists and bloggers to a live conference to help spread the campaign faster

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.
First is the offline conference with journalists and bloggers. I would like to tell them to join the campaign to address the fake infos or misinformation caused by using social media

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.
increased media coverage

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?
It would be great to have the advice of Wikimedia staffs. And also I need backers and connections to help me connect with this journalists and bloggers, to take me seriously and also to organize the event.

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

I'm a freelancer, electronics engineer, and a Wikipedia contributor

Participants[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

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Expand into a Rapid Grant

No funding needed?[edit]

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