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Please add[edit]

{{Editprotected}} Please add interwiki -> es:Wikinoticias:Redes sociales --MadriCR (talk) 13:46, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

{{Editprotected}} Please, fix link Google Buzz Logo.png to Google Buzz logo.png.--Sevela.p (talk) 09:45, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Jumping on stupid new bandwagons[edit]

Why the <bleep> was Google Buzz added to this?

It is not an established social networking tool, and there is no clear evidence it will be come such. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:53, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Umm, I dunno why. But who knows? --Mikemoral♪♫ 00:17, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
Because we have an account on google buzz I assume, We're listing all the places we are spamming news to, buzz is one of them. Bawolff 00:19, 14 April 2010 (UTC)]

Well if you spamming is your attention why not add Google+ as well ;-)?

Wikinews facebook page[edit]

  • I cannot access Facebook at work due to the websense filtering. Any/all sites on FB are managed by Shaka. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:30, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
  • It should be, but no one has any idea how to actually make facebook work. It is the anti-work. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 20:02, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Oh, if DF still has access, remove it. Completely. If I see another "BREAKING!!1!!!" that links to someone else's coverage I will arrange for an Eighteen-wheeler to argue with his pushbike. :P --Brian McNeil / talk 20:39, 13 June 2010 (UTC)


I notice that sometimes the WN twitter account isn't manned. Would it be helpful if I volunteered? --Kim Bruning (talk) 23:39, 3 September 2010 (UTC)


Hello all, I have noticed that Wikinews on Facebook has not been updating and from the looks of it there are people who appreciate the updates. If the script is not working I would be happy to volunteer to manually update it. Regards, Bobby122 Contact Me (C) 01:33, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

  • These are all, by and large, supposed to be near-fully-automated. A fair bit of development work is needed to resolve the whole 'push' social media thing, starting with a list of who can access what. There's been disputes in the past, including people given grief over abuse of access, pushing ZOMG! "<someone else's coverage>".
I'm pretty despondent about toolserver reliability, and the skill levels of available coders. But, I've over 20 years in IT; I expect three nines, minimum.
Offer noted, and appreciated. But, review past water cooler discussion; everyone runs away when doing things properly is suggested. --Brian McNeil / talk 22:14, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

New interwiki[edit]

Hi, please add [[fa:ویکی‌خبر:شبکه‌های اجتماعی]] interwiki to this page, thanks Mjbmr Talk 18:07, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you :) Mjbmr Talk 18:23, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Remove Buzz[edit]

Seeing as Google Buzz no longer exists, shouldn't this be removed, or switched to Google+? Jmajeremy (talk) 06:15, 2 August 2012 (UTC)


Could someone update the twitter links

  • [ @en_wikinews] to [ @wikinews]
  • [ Wikinewsies] to [ Wikinewsies]

--J36miles (talk) 01:44, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

DoneTom Morris (talk) 20:31, 28 January 2013 (UTC)


How do you run the twitter feed? Do you have scripts or is it uptated manually? We had a feed run automatically on de.wn, but the user, who operated it, is no longer active. --SonicR (talk) 10:28, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

My understanding is it is automatically imported from the RSS feed for published articles. In this case, this feed. --LauraHale (talk) 10:36, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
OK. Do you know which users are responible for these technical issues?--SonicR (talk) 15:54, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps User:ShakataGaNai? There's a long-archived thread about it here. --Pi zero (talk) 17:10, 13 April 2013 (UTC)


Mind if I make an APP.NET account? JopV (talk) 15:36, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Twitter handle?[edit]

There is no update on for more than seven weeks and the last tweet is about Wikinews attends ComiCon in Tyler, Texas. Is the handle still active?
Agastya Chandrakant ⚽️ 🏆 🎾 🎬 🎤 📰 18:42, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Facebook page[edit]

I am pretty sure the automation is not working properly since some of the articles are never shared on the page (for example, Galapagos island article.)
•–• 06:52, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

@Acagastya: There is no automation; hasn't been for years, afaik. They have to be posted on fb by hand, or they won't get posted there. I got my facebook account specifically, and only, for the purpose of performing that operation each time I published an article, and facebook took away my account because I did't wish to voluntarily disavow my privacy by giving them my phone number. --Pi zero (talk) 14:27, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
One of the page admins mentioned the posting was "scheduled". There must be some sort of automation for that.
•–• 14:38, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
I think that's something provided by facebook, though I'm not certain. I.e., one tells facebook to post something at a certain time in the future. Which is different from having automation produce the order-to-post. --Pi zero (talk) 14:48, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

List of Wikinewsies[edit]

The List of Wikinewsies link no longer works should be


Since 2017, Twitter has a character limit of 280, not 140. --JJLiu112 (talk) 16:28, 16 April 2021 (UTC)