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User:Fabrice Florin (WMF)
I work in the product group for the Wikimedia Foundation, where I manage the development of editor engagement tools for Wikipedia.
I am the founder of NewsTrust.net, a nonprofit social news network promoting quality journalism, which was recently acquired by the Poynter Institute. I was elected an Ashoka Fellow for that work as social entrepreneur.
My previous ventures include: Handtap, a wireless content service for mobile phones; shockwave.com, a web entertainment site at Macromedia; Apple Computer's Multimedia Lab, a new media R&D group; and Videowest, a producer of rock journalism for ABC, MTV and public TV. I also produced "Hackers", a documentary about the heroes of the computer revolution -- and earned four patents for my interactive TV work at Apple.
I look forward to collaborating with you and other Wikipedians to help engage readers and editors to participate thoughtfully on Wikipedia. Please be patient with us, as good products take time to develop. With that in mind, I highly recommend reading this fine Wikipedia essay.
My role at the foundation is to develop new tools to help readers and editors contribute more effectively on Wikipedia. Our editor engagement team strives to encourage collaborations between new and experienced users -- so they can learn from each other and improve Wikipedia together. I'm honored to be working with you all to help make this possible!
Here are some of the first projects I am working on -- I will expand this list as I take on more assignments:
- Echo (Notifications) - a modern notification system for Wikipedia
- Article Feedback Tool - a new way to contribute to Wikipedia
- Page Curation - a tool to enhance the new page patrol process
- Editor Engagement - our overall work on editor engagement tools