User:JElder (WMF)

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Jeff Elder
Jeff Elder
Digital Communications Manager, Wikimedia Foundation
The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.- Edward R. Murrow

About me

As a journalist I worked for The Wall Street Journal, The Charlotte Observer, The Cleveland Plain Dealer and The European Stars & Stripes. I covered the Wikimedia Foundation for The Journal, and am a cited source for the Wikipedia article on Wikipedia. I'm also, oddly enough, the top source for the Wikipedia article on "Eskimo kissing."

In the realm of social media, I studied that free-flowing world on a Knight fellowship at Stanford University, worked for the social news startup Storify, and led social media for the largest newsroom in Northern California at The San Francisco Chronicle. At one point, my Vine video of a dog riding a scooter was one of the most-liked ever.

My work

I lead social media for the WMF, starting with our two flagship accounts on Facebook and Twitter. I also manage our blog. We would love to connect with you on or about our social media.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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