Wikipedia Weekly Network

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Information Crisis Special, pilot episode of the revived series.

Wikipedia Weekly Network (WWN) is a video livestreaming channel and podcast network to give Wikimedia community a platform to exchange knowledge and experiences within the Wikimedia movement. It broadcasts to Facebook Live, Youtube Live, Periscope/Twitter and Twitch, with videos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

The first episode for the network was on March 18, 2020. See YouTube video here.

Our YouTube channel, you can subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/WikipediaWeekly

History[edit]

WWN is based on the previous Wikipedia Weekly podcast created and overseen by User:Fuzheado from 2006 to 2010. Since around 2012, Wikipedia Weekly is better known as a highly active Facebook group of Wikimedians that usually sees more activity than many official channels such as the Wikimedia-L mailing list or IRC.

Videos by month[edit]

March 2020[edit]

April 2020[edit]

May 2020[edit]

June 2020[edit]

July 2020[edit]

August 2020[edit]

Mission statement[edit]

Wikipedia Weekly Network is dedicated to addressing an information crisis in 2020 by empowering the Wikipedia community which was itself born out of 2001. We believe human voices are essential to bridging this social challenge, and we are all coming together now in a global Teach-In, or educational system, to share our skill, our experience, our connection across the world's free knowledge movement. The network was started to support a variety of programming,(unclear) and welcomes more.

  • Round-table – multiple guests discuss an issue or set of issues
  • Interviews – focus with a specific individual or role
  • Training and education – addressing an issue or task, and demonstrating
  • Observation and demonstration – informally watching live editing of content, similar to e-sports and gaming networks like Twitch

How can you help?[edit]

Suggest show ideas and content[edit]

If you have ideas for topics, people or discussion ideas do let us know or leave a note on the talk page. If you are interested in hosting, even better. See below.

Host a show[edit]

We do want this network to be inclusive and diverse, but due to the nature of livestreaming we will have to do some careful preselection. A program committee is planned, but for now, contact the founders Fuzheado, Pharos or Ainali and we will discuss your idea for an episode with you.

Website[edit]

We want to set up a website that can receive a RTMP video stream so that the livestreams can be watched without being tracked by a third party. Do you know how to do that? Please help us with it.

Artwork[edit]

All the places we stream to below need help with the artwork. You can help by designing artwork that fits the style and the platform preferred dimensions and upload it to Wikimedia Commons in the category Category:Wikipedia Weekly Network artwork. Then leave a note on the talk page here so we know there is new art to use.

Where can I watch?[edit]

Livestreams will be done to the following places:

If you subscribe/join any of those, you will usually be notified when a new stream starts.

Later, shows will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons in the category Category:Wikipedia Weekly Network episodes.

Upcoming[edit]

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Technology and tools[edit]

We will start trying out Streamyard as a streaming service. This allows us to stream to several places at once, to reach the audience where it is.

Contact[edit]

Please contact Fuzheado, Pharos or Ainali to discuss how to get involved! Or leave a message on the Talk page here.