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Submission no. 011
Title of the submission
Wikimedia in the age of social media: A case study of the Igbo Language
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
Lightning Talk
Author of the submission
Blossom Ozurumba
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Blossom Ozurumba
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Igbo Wikimedians User Group (Awaiting Recognition)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
In the course of carrying out a successful project tagged Wikipedia Igbo Women Edit-a-thon which had the aim to improve the presence of notable Igbo women on Wikipedia Igbo Language platform by translations and creating new pages all in Igbo language, social media was a ready tool that was employed in seeking editors. This talk will focus on how wikimedians can embrace social media in creating awareness for programs and projects.
What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will gain insight into a successful Wikimedia project and also learn how to use social media to seek editors.
Theme of presentation

WikiCulture & Community

For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Not applicable
Is this Submission a Draft or Final? Final

Interested attendees[edit]

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  1. Anthere (talk) 00:23, 16 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Committee decision[edit]


Reason: Scope too narrow. Also, 023 can give more useful information about this important topic.