Re: New tool to help find topics for editing
Dave Musicant <dmusican <at> carleton.edu>
2012-07-31 14:19:31 GMT
Hi Jodi -
Thanks for the offer to tweet, and for the suggestion! We've added such
text on our landing page.
On 7/31/2012 4:24 AM, Jodi Schneider wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> Thanks for this --
> I was about to tweet about it ("wikiFeed finds the most relevant
> Wikipedia articles to edit based on an editor's preferred news
> sources' Twitter or RSS feeds" might be a good summary).
> But your website doesn't give any information that would be
> understandable to somebody just coming in with a link. Any chance of
> adding something to the login page to make it clear what it does?
> "wikiFeed (our tool) invites editors to put in their preferred
> news sources' Twitter or RSS feeds - from politics to pop culture, or
> whatever - and finds the most relevant Wikipedia articles to edit
> based on that content."
> Even if you can't add it to the login page, maybe adding it to the
> register page could work?
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Dave Musicant <dmusican <at> carleton.edu> wrote:
>> Hi folks -
>> Our research team at Carleton College has just launched a new tool that
>> recommends Wikipedia articles to edit based on news that you're interested
>> in. Most news sites have Twitter or RSS feeds that update as new articles
>> are published. wikiFeed (our tool) invites editors to put in their preferred
>> news sources' Twitter or RSS feeds - from politics to pop culture, or
>> whatever - and finds the most relevant Wikipedia articles to edit based on
>> that content.
>> We're trying to conduct a study on the how well wikiFeed works, and would
>> love it if you or students of yours could sign up, try it, and continue
>> using it if they find it useful. Can you pass the word along, and/or try it
>> yourself if you're interested?
>> Here's our website:
>> Thanks for your help!
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