The personal touch

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This post was written by Jon Davies, Wikimedia UK’s Chief Executive

I thought I’d share this with you:

‘Dear Jon

Thank you for the opportunity to attend the xxxxxx. It was a privilege to meet such an interesting group of people and hear about the laudable ambitions and achievements of the Wikimedia organisation.

You inspired me to try editing a Wikipedia page; so today I have joined the rank of wiki-editors and updated the page about my village. And yes it was just as easy as you described.

I’ll certainly be spreading the word and encouraging other people to do likewise.

Kind regards

xxxxxx’

All I did was explain to this well educated middle aged woman a) how everyone had something to contribute; b) how women were not properly represented and;  c) how to press the ‘edit’ button. I have asked her which page she edited and hope her edit has been welcomed.

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