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Social Media and Wikipedia[edit]

Abstract/description of your session[edit]

Say what you want about social media but it can’t be denied that it has something that real life lacks. Immediacy, global reach and a platform to share your interests, likes and dislikes. It’s no news to us about the achievements of all our regional wikipedians in their own languages and fields. It’s the question of what these achievements have helped us with. Instead of being just achievements it’s just a few taps away from being used as motivation for other new users and the general public to do as much as all of us and more. This session will explore different platforms which can be used to our advantage in reaching many who might be interested in the work that we all do for Wikipedia as a

How does it connect with the WCI 2023 theme/focus[edit]

This session will brush through a few ideas on social media platforms. These I believe will help in strengthening the bonds as per the theme of WIC within our community and increasing the strengths well outside the community. The notion of unity is strength is the basis of this session as I believe social media is the fastest way to reach our target population and achieve our goals much faster.

Speaker name/s or username/s[edit]

S Gandhimathi



Tamil Wikipedia

Contact details (optional)[edit]


Language of the session[edit]


Session type[edit]

Lighntninig talk 5 minutes

Session outcomes[edit]

At the end participants may get an idea about promoting wikipedia using socialmedia

Support required from organizers[edit]


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