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WikiWomen's Collaborative Facebook administrators maintain and create content for the Collab's Facebook page.

What does a Facebook admin do?[edit]

Facebook admins:

  1. Post calls to action focused on engaging women to edit Wikipedia and related projects and share their editing experiences
  2. When possible, translate posts into languages you're familiar with, or work with the Collab translation team, to encourage interaction with global fans
  3. Monitor the Facebook page for incivility or problematic posts, and remove as necessary
  4. Share important news in regards to women and Wikipedia, and new blogs as they're posted to the WikiWomen's blog
  5. Interact and respond to comments posted on the page
  6. Invite friends to like the page and encourage others to like it as well, helping to build WWC's network of fans.

Volunteer benefits[edit]

Facebook admins with sustained participation in their role may be eligible for volunteer benefits such as:

  • Linked In recommendations
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Community service hours
  • Wikimedia swag
  • Volunteer party at Wikimania

Sign up![edit]

Want to be a WikiWomen's Collaborative Facebook admin? Add your contact information below. All information is optional, but the more information the easier it is for bloggers & Collab members to contact you. Don't forget to add this page to your watchlist. Thank you for volunteering!

Abuses of Facebook - over-posting, incivility, or posting inappropriate material will result in the removing of your administrative status.

How to get started[edit]

First, make sure you "like" the WikiWomen's Collaborative on Facebook. After you sign up above, ping Sarah and she will make you a Facebook admin. You should get a notification stating that you have been made a "Content Creator," of the WikiWomen's Collaborative Facebook page!

A tour of the Facebook page[edit]

1. Click on the WikiWomen's Collaborative link in the "Pages" list on the left side of your Facebook News Feed.

2. You'll see that the admin page has a collection of content on the top of it, unlike the page that fans see. First, you'll see a notifications section, there you can see the latest comments on the page. There is also a place to see the latest likes, and how popular our posts are in the "Insights," section. There is also a section for messages sent directly to the Collab. An arrow next to the message means it has been replied to.

3. At the top of the page, just beneath the Facebook search box, you'll see a blue bar that reads "You are posting, commenting, and liking as WikiWomen's Collaborative --" followed by "Change to [your name]". That means, that whatever you post on the Collab page will be written by the "WikiWomen's Collaborative," not yourself (i.e. Sarah Stierch). This allows for anonymity, so no one will know who you are if post under WWC! If you'd like people to know who you are, or you'd like to reply to a post or comment as yourself, simply click on the "Change to [your name]" link and it'll switch to you posting as yourself. But remember, if you want to make a post, share an image, etc it can be best to post as the Collab, not yourself - more people will see it, and it will be Tweeted, too. (Only new posts, not comments).

4. Beneath this menu, you'll see our header with the WWC logo and photo, and four menus: photos, get involved!, follow us, and likes. Photos is full of images that are shareable, postable, and from around the world. Feel free to use them when you make a post.

5. You'll see the Facebook page as you see it as a fan, with one addition: a button for status updates, photo sharing, and events/milestones.

Creating posts[edit]

When you make a post as the WikiWomen's Collaborative it gets posted in the news feed of all of our fans, and to all of our followers on Twitter.

Make sure you double check, proof read, and copyedit your posts before you make them. You can delete posts if needed, but, you cannot edit your posts once you make them. Don't spam our fans - double check your work!

Try to space out Facebook posts at least 6 to 8 hours after the previous post, that way we don't flood people's feeds with too much at once and make them stop liking us.

1. Make sure you have a specific goal in mind: do you want people to read a new blog? Do you want people to edit a Wikipedia page or upload a photo? Do you want to ask our fans a question and hope they respond?

2. Make sure your post is short and sweet - use as few words as possible to get your point across.

3. If you can, please do post in multiple languages - for example, a post about an edit-a-thon in Italy might want to be written both in English and Italian. If you do this, put both languages all in the same post. Because English is often the common language of many users, we tend to post English first.

4. Share an image with your post - you can find images to share in the Photos section on our Facebook page. More fans will comment and like your post if you use a big photo. Click on a photo you like, click the "share" button on the photo and then you can post a call to action, question, etc. and it will get posted on the Facebook page.

5. To post a link to an article or blog, just simply copy and paste the link into the text box. If there is an image associated with your link, it will be a thumbnail in your post.

6. After you make your post, highlight it by clicking the "star" button at the upper right corner of the post. Make sure you "unhighlight," the post that was previous to yours. You'll know you did it right when when the new post becomes horizontal and larger on the screen.

7. You can now share this post with your own friends on your timeline by clicking the "Share" button.

8. Comment on your post as yourself. This helps to engage others and start conversation!

Uploading photos[edit]

All photos uploaded to Facebook must be under a public domain (PD), Creative Commons Zero (CC BY 0) or Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY A) license. This is because of incompatibility with Facebook licensing. So make sure you get written permission by copyright holders if they are CC BY SA allowing you to use them as CC BY A on Facebook. Hold onto your written permission - just to be safe!"

To upload an image, simply click on the photos icon and follow the directions to add photos. You can choose to add them individually or make a folder (helpful for uploading event photos). If you add a date and location, it will add them to our Facebook timeline on the Collab page.

Username Email Languages Comments
SarahStierch sarah(_AT_)sarahstierch.com English
Siko sbouterse(_AT_)wikimedia.org English
Krutikaa krutikaa05(_AT_)gmail.com English
Netha Hussain nethahussain(_AT_)gmail.com English, Malayalam
Callousfreak tulika333(_AT_)gmail.com English
superbellymonster kimosman(_AT_)gmail.com English
Srijana Timsina timsinasiru(_AT_)gmail.com Nepali
Thorgodofwar adelinekoh(_AT_)gmail.com English
Caleidoscopic olga.lidi(_AT_)gmail.com Español
Sanja pavlovic sanja.pavlovic@vikimedija.org English, Serbian
Calliopejen1 calliopejen(_AT_)gmail.com English, Spanish
Natashaninaromanova natmcardle@hotmail.com English, Russian
Ankita Shukla ankitashukla707@gmail.com English, Hindi
Meriem Machghoul meriem_mach@yahoo.fr French, Arabic
Rajeeb Dutta rajeebdutta(_AT_)yahoo.com English, Bengali, Hindi