FYI, I asked WMF Communication Team about any plans of using Mastodon in future.
Here is their response  "The Digital Communications team has been researching Mastodon and considering our potential involvement with the platform in the future. At this time, we have no plans to create an account for the Foundation or Wikipedia. This is mainly because our observations show us that Mastodon is not yet reaching a large audience, which is one of the key objectives of our communications activity on social media. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our recommendations and practices to keep within our objectives."
Hi everyone. I have seen some of the reactions to the narratives generated by Chat GPT. There is an obvious question (to me at least) as to whether a Wikipedia chat bot would be a legitimate UI for some users. To that end, I would have hoped that it would have been developed by the WMF but the Foundation has historically massively underinvested in AI. That said, and assuming that GPT Open source licensing is compatible with the movement norms, should the WMF include that UI in the product?
My other question is around the corpus that Open AI is using to train the bot. It is creating very fluid narratives that are massively false in many cases. Are they training on Wikipedia? Something else?
And to my earlier question, if GPT were to be trained on Wikipedia exclusively would that help abate the false narratives?
This is a significant matter for the community and seeing us step to it would be very encouraging.
Worth a read:
"Our intention is to contribute to the healthy and sustainable growth
of a federated social space that doesn’t just operate but thrives on
its own terms, independent of profit- and control-motivated tech
firms. An open, decentralized, and global social service that puts
the needs of people first is not only possible, but it’s absolutely
I don't think Wikimedia Foundation should get into the social media
business, but it should IMO absolutely maintain an organizational
presence on the fediverse (Mastodon & friends). It's a bit sad that
the only social media profiles linked from
https://wikimediafoundation.org/ are corporate ones -- especially as
it's becoming quite clear that the fediverse is emerging as a
singularly credible  alternative to Twitter, which is being run
into the ground by its new owner.
In other words, it would be wonderful to see a similar forward-looking
statement & associated actions from Wikimedia Foundation soon :-).
 See, e.g., https://www.deweysquare.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/DSG-Snapshot-of-the-…
for some number-crunching on where folks are and aren't going.