I thought this was very smart Idea by the HR department. It would be much
easier to follow up on for new wikimedians and prospective hires, rather
than going through posting pages on the foundation wiki and the Meta. Its
the quickest way of informing the community of new staff hires and
introducing them to the community. I thought this was the easiest and the
quickest way to provide updates rather than pages on Meta or the foundation
Wiki (which I think would still be updated).
If the bone of contention is the choice of media here of Micro-blogging then
I think thats another discussion altogether, the foundation and many
prominent projects are already very active in the Micro-blogging world. Last
I checked Wikimedia tech staff, Wikimedia Mobile, Wikipedia Signpost and
others provide regular updates through the same medium.
On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 11:48 PM, Daniel Phelps <dphelps(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
This was exactly our hope when creating the feed or "stream" system with
Identi.ca and Twitter.
The feeds require minimal time commitment yet get the information out in an
easily digestible format that can be used in ways like you mentioned. In
cases where more information is necessary we still plan to use and link to
our blog, Job Openings page, email welcome announcements to the various
lists, etc. In addition the Staff page is constantly updated when new
employees are added.
Thanks for the constructive and encouraging feedback. :)
On Sep 3, 2010, at 5:38 AM, Angela wrote:
On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 8:18 PM, David Gerard
If there's an RSS-embedding widget that's
up to our standards, it
might be a good thing to put on the relevant WMF wiki page.
It may be better to have a bot copy the content into the wiki page
instead of only displaying the RSS. That way the history remains on
the wiki and you're not relying on a third party to provide a copy of
the content. I've found that embedding Twitter feeds in a wiki too
often results in timeouts.
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