[Foundation-l] It Is not Us

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 15:43:28 UTC 2011

Wikipedia should be more like a social network. It provides us with the
opportunity to reach out to people when we want to crowd source some
activity. We have a problem in retaining people particular newbies. When we
show a social side to our work on open content (not only encyclopaedic
content) we stand a better chance we are likely to do better.

On 26 June 2011 18:48, Chris Keating <chriskeatingwiki at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Facebook, and Twitter, big with Black folk, gives people something they
> > can relate to. Wikipedia is as dry as reading, or writing, an
> > encyclopedia.
> >
> > In a sense they ate our lunch, but millions of Facebook-like user pages
> > can hardly be justified as a basis for charitable donations.
> Are you saying Wikipedia should be less like an encyclopedia and more like
> a
> social network?
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