Talk:Community Communications Kit

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So there was some discussion on the mailing lists about what hashtag to use for Twitter. Jumping off of what options were discussed, here some ideas and my thoughts on them each:

  • #wp10. This is a poor choice because outside of Wikimedia, "wp" often refers to WordPress and other platforms that are just as popular as we are.
  • Country codes added to hashtags. The point of a hashtag is to aggregate tweets so that everyone can find them. If you would like to use a special localized hashtag, go for it. But I would strongly encourage everyone to find a hashtag that is not country-specific.
  • #wikipedia10. Probably too long. Hashtags should be short.
  • #10years. This is what we'll likely be using at the Wikimedia Foundation. All tweets will probably mention Wikipedia anyway, so it's not necessary for keyword-based search. It is also friendly to people who are not community insiders already.

Other thoughts? Steven Walling at work 19:50, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

  • I agree we should try to unify our use of a hashtag and try not to make it country-specific.
  • I like #10years for the same reasons as Steven. I also like #Wikipedia10. Leaning towards #10years because it's less characters and that's always a benefit.
  • Can we try to reach an agreement by tomorrow? :)

Mokapantages 21:15, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

I prefer #wp10. But in any case - I don't like the idea of using local hashtags!. --Itzike 19:30, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
  • I suggest we use #wp10, as it is already being used for the Wikipedia 10th birthday, and really for nothing else. It's short! I don't see any confusion with WordPress. (what? WordPress 10? and we'll be in 2011, not 2010 anymore) [1]
  • #10years is relatively short, so that's good but is already used for a hodgepodge of other things. 10 years what? [2]
  • #wikipedia10 - too long but certainly clear what it means. It's also being used some.
  • What about #wiki10? That might work too, though "wiki" is a general term.
Aude 19:33, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
I would be fine with #wikipedia10. We should definitely steer clear of wiki10 though, IMO. Steven Walling at work 19:36, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Agree on "wp" & avoiding country specific usage. #WikiX of #Wiki10 is my suggestion.Wiki 10 and Wiki X (like w:TEDx) since X events are truely organised by members on community. But wiki alone is ambiguous term these days :(
  • How about #pedia10 ?

Logicwiki 19:41, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

I think this is too obscure, people refer to Wikipedia as wiki --Dgultekin 20:19, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Two more suggestions: WX or W10. Might be too ambiguous, though. Mokapantages 20:05, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

I like W10, but from a US perspective it makes me think of Bush running again *shudder* -Dgultekin 20:19, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

I think we should just go with #wikipedia10. It's clear for everyone what we're talking about, is friendly to newbies, easy to track, and ultimately isn't that long at about a dozen characters. Steven Walling at work 21:15, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

  • I agree with Steven. WP is often confused with Wordpress. The #Wikipedia10 tag though long is better. It would be More obvious to someone reading a tweet from a branding perspective if it trends globally (which I think it will). It gets the word out better. Arunram 12:36, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Altough I like #wikipedia10 , it uses up 12 characters of the 140 limit, slightly too much. IMHO #wp10 is a better one. May be we will say both #wikipedia10 or #wp10 are official hashtags Tinucherian 03:37, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
  1. wp10 is probably the most likely to be used, given that it's so short. People can always combine it with #wikipedia if they want extra clarity. Fundamentally, though, this is going to be determined by the crowd - we can steer by making suggestions, but people will make them up on their own. BTW, I find it somewhat curious that we're talking about twitter hashtags on a wiki, rather than on twitter... ;-) Mike Peel 09:43, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
I am already using wp10. My followers will understand me. Elitre 14:22, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Looks like we have about five people in favor of #wp10 and two for #wikipedia10. I'll pose to the lists and see if there are any more people interested in joining the discussion. We'll decide by EOD (PT) tomorrow. Mokapantages 06:15, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Cool, thanks! :) Once people come back next week from the holidays, we'll do plenty of tweeting for Wiki-X-DC. Aude 00:15, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
#wp10 was chosen as the official hashtag, don't forget to use it! --Elitre 08:22, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Press release

I see the material here, but do we have any templates or anything to use to send out press releases and invitations to members of the news media? I'm optimistic about getting some media folks at our event, but anything to help *sell* it to them would be great. Aude 22:32, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Media Advisory

About that information..., how do we use it?, translating it and sending it to the newspapers?. Should we change the contact person to other person related with the local events?. Thanks, --Elisardojm 02:37, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

We need a poster

I think that a poster to promote events could be a good idea. I'm not good at graphical design, could somebody make some work with this idea?. I have found some examples like this and this, I think that is important to put a space to explain a little the event. It would be great if the file format is easy to change to adapt for all the local events. Bye, --Elisardojm 09:07, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Videos

It looks like #wp10 videos are not listed anywhere, + this page is neglected, which is a real shame. However, check out The State of Wikipedia, 2011, by JESS3 + some wikimedians; voice: Jimmy Wales, licence: CC BY-SA, website: http://www.thestateofwikipedia.com/. 17:33, 18 January 2011 (UTC)