Grants:IdeaLab/Aggressive Social Media Campaign

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Aggressive Social Media Campaign
Aggressive social media campaign mainly targeting facebook should be launched by volunteers of Wikipedia.
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idea creator
Tosikul Alam
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created on15:32, 1 February 2018 (UTC)


Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?Edit

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
Young people specially students with little English and internet experience but have access to internet and use facebook

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?Edit


In what ways does this group communicate with each other?Edit

This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
Facebook Messenger, Facebook

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?Edit

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
Wikipedia is a knowledge house. Rural people particularly young students are coming to online world in large number. Internet is booming here in Bangladesh. But there's huge lack of internet literacy among them. They can easily be distracted by harmful contents easily available on the internet. They don't know where is beneficial contents in this massive world of internet. Wikipedia is available in Bengali which is their mother tongue. So they can be greatly benefited by Wikipedia if they can be made aware of this knowledge house.

Project ideaEdit

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?Edit


How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?Edit


Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?Edit

Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
Every volunteer of wikipedia will share about wikipedia and will send a message about wikipedia to his friends and close ones mainly on Facebook and Facebook Messenger

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?Edit

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.
Increased view of Wikipedia Bengali site.

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?Edit

Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?
This idea is easy to understand and implement. Every wikipedia Bengali contributor and volunteer should join this.

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About the idea creatorEdit

Undergraduate Student of Law. Long term wikipedia reader and beneficiary. Done a little bit editing.



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No funding needed?Edit

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