Wikipedia Weekly Network
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
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
March 18, Episode -128 - Information Crisis Special
March 29, Editing Wikidata
March 30, WALRUS Overtime - Zoombombing your Quarantinis
April 1, WREN Overtime
April 3, Editing with Rebecca O'Neill of Wikimedia Community Ireland
April 3, Editing with Nassima Chahboun, founder of -WikiKsour
April 4, Editing Wikidata -2
April 7, Emily Temple-Wood and COVID-19
April 10, Conflict of Interest and Best Editing Practices for GLAM entities
April 11, LIVE Wikidata editing 3
April 13, WikiSeder - A Wikipedia Weekly Network Passover Special
April 16, Interview with Netha Hussain
April 18, Uploading images and adding them on Wikidata
April 22, Earth Day 2020
April 25, LIVE Wikidata editing -4
April 26, LIVE Concert
May 1, Wiki Loves Earth
May 2, LIVE Wikidata editing -5
May 8, Remote Hackathon 2020
May 8, iNaturalist and citizen science
May 11, WALRUS Overtime Roundtable
May 14, Edit With Me - Women in Red
May 24, LIVE Wikidata editing -6
June 1, LIVE Wikidata editing -7
June 6, LIVE Wikidata editing -8 WikiDojo Special
June 11, Black Lives in Wikimedia
June 12, LIVE Wikidata editing -9
July 4, LIVE Wikidata editing -10
July 12, LIVE Wikidata editing -11
July 18, LIVE Wikidata editing -12
July 19, Wikispore Day
July 21, Entity Schemas and Shape Expressions (ShEx)
July 25, LIVE Wikidata editing -13
August 2, Wikimania Year by Year 2005
- Wikipedia Weekly Network/Year by Year kickoff August 2nd, 19:00 UTC
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?
Suggest show ideas and content
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
Technology and tools
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.