On Mon, 2009-11-30 at 15:41 +0000, George D. Watson wrote:
Thomas Dalton wrote:
> 2009/11/30 Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil(a)wikinewsie.org>rg>:
> > The thought's good, but right now enWN
is currently only pushing out
> > about 5 articles a day.
> > Recruitment campaign might be better.
> I was thinking of a statement that included a suggestion that people
> contribute to it. Getting contributors and getting readers are very
> closely related problems - contributors usually start out as readers
> (at least, they do on Wikipedia).
Yes, we need publicity, and this is a good chance to
get it. If we
release something, it should highlight the free license and the wiki
format, as well as pushing the free to access thing. More activity
will be great, whether that activity results in a greater number of
editors, or in readers. If a reader recommends it to their friends,
their friends may become editors, even if the original reader doesn't.
We should probably mention the link to Wikipedia, which more people
will be familiar with, but stress that they are separate projects and
focus on Wikinews alone.
Anything that can encourage more contributors and readers is good.
Really a need to move beyond "Wikinews: Popular in Cuba" (according to
There are Twitter, Facebook, Identi.ca, and RSS feeds of published
content available. 
Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil(a)wikinewsie.org>
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