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The Wikimedia Foundation Communications team manages several social media accounts for the Foundation and Wikipedia. These include the Facebook page for Wikipedia, and the Twitter accounts, @wikipedia and @wikimedia. Verified Instagram, and Pinterest accounts are used to post public domain and CC0 licensed photos. To take part in community conversations about our social media, join our Facebook group or the email list, Socialmedia-internal@lists.wikimedia.org.

Contact[edit]

If you see any problems with our social media, email digitalmedia@wikimedia.org. We also strongly recommend joining our Facebook group, where community members around the world can compare notes and give their opinions about the Wikimedia Foundation's social media.

Team[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation's official social media accounts are primarily managed* by Social Media Associate Aubrie Johnson, who reports to Melody Kramer. Also working with the team are Ed Erhart, Zack McCune, and Heather Walls.

* As of November 2017

How to submit ideas for posts on Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia verified social media accounts[edit]

  • To request a retweet: If you want a retweet from the Foundations’ verified Twitter accounts, please email digitalmedia@wikimedia.org with the link to the tweet. We will get back to you in the next 24 hours. If your need is more urgent than that, please say so in the email and add URGENT to the subject line.
  • To request a tweet: If you want us to tweet something from the Foundation's verified Twitter accounts, please email digitalmedia@wikimedia.org with the language you want tweeted and a link to include. We will get back to you in the next 24 hours. If your need is more urgent than that, please say so in the email and add URGENT to the subject line.
  • To request a Facebook post to the verified Wikipedia page: Please email digitalmedia@wikimedia.org with either the language and link you want posted, or the link to a Facebook post on another post that you want shared, and the audience to target. We will get back to you in the next 24 hours. If your need is more urgent than that, please say so in the email and add URGENT to the subject line. You may also request the post in the Wikimedia social media hub. (Request access at the group page.) Requesting a post here also informs other Facebook users in the movement of your need.
  • To post a photo: Send the link to a photo on Wikimedia Commons that is licensed public domain or CC0 to digitalmedia@wikimedia.org, or have the photographer email permission to post their work.

Note: General interest posts about Wikipedia content and Wikimedia projects or Wikimedia Foundation news are welcome and encouraged. The social accounts are not a venue for advancing personal pet projects. Please keep our global audience in mind.