User talk:Mono

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Commons Twitter account[edit]

Hi Mono, just wanted to find out if you are the individual who operates the Wikimedia Commons Twitter account at Cheers, russavia (talk) 21:50, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Not anymore, but what is it that you need? —Mono (how to reply) 23:43, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Can you tell us who does control the account now? It's being well under utilised and some of us have ideas on how it could be used to maximum potential. russavia (talk) 09:56, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Here's the scoop: Technically, the WMF is in charge of it, but they haven't done anything recently AFAIK and their communications department keeps being reshuffled. I've done most of it in the past, but I'm not totally interested anymore. I can get you (and others) the account information, so I'm going to check with the WMF because it is a quasi-official account and I don't want to cause any headaches for you, me or them. When Matthew Roth worked at the WMF, we talked about giving control to the Commons community but no one was really interested in making access/control a community process at that's a job that is best done by more than one person. Anyway, I'll contact the WMF tomorrow to give them a heads up and I'll let you know where I'm at ASAP. Thanks, —Mono (how to reply) 04:37, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Actually, the WMF social media team posted two retweets on @wikicommmons just yesterday (before we saw this discussion). That said, Russavia is correct in saying that the feed could use more content.
Mono, I'm not sure if you're aware of it, but before he left, Matthew and I set up a mechanism for easy contribution by community members, also to other official accounts like @wikipedia and @wikimedia: Just send proposed content to the public social media mailing list by emailing, and we'll review and post it. (We also post our own tweets there for review, and community members who are interested in participating in the review process are welcome to subscribe to the list.)
The information about this process has been available on m:Social media for a while, and quite a few community members have contributed this way already, but I realize that not every interested party might be aware of it yet. I'll add this to Commons:Social media now.
Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 21:37, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. —Mono (how to reply) 00:14, 27 August 2014 (UTC)