Erik, this is a great idea. Though I'm wondering if there's a way to
establish a dialogue that isn't necessarily real-time, but something
we can keep open and have a continuing conversation.
RSS is essential for Wikinews. For example, for a page like
[[en:Current_events_in_Hong_Kong_and_Macao]], it would be great to
have an RSS feed of the latest news headlines that blog sites can
incorporate. It would be great for a blog site I'm overseeing,
Another question is how to address all the "Current events..." pages
in Wikipedia, and how they relate to what Wikinews is doing.
On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 04:10:07 +0100, Erik Moeller <erik_moeller(a)gmx.de> wrote:
Jimmy suggested that we should get the blogosphere
more involved in the
Wikinews project. Indeed, many bloggers do the kind of work that
Wikinews requires: summarizing the news from a large number of sources.
True, bloggers are often less than neutral, but their entries may serve
as a useful basis for Wikinews articles, if we can convince them to put
them under an open license. There is also the question of how to raise
visibility of Wikinews within the world of blogs. RSS is essential here.
We do have one useful RSS feed, namely the one of Special:Newpages, but
few people are aware of it.
In order to communicate to bloggers what Wikinews is all about, and to
get them excited about the project, we are holding an open IRC chat on
February 5, 22:00 UTC, on #wikinews (irc.freenode.net
). Please help in
setting the agenda and working on the list of invitations to bloggers. I
think it would be nice if we could personalize those.
The Meta page is on
which will also be used to organize the agenda for future project-wide
chats. Please register yourself there if you intend to come.
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