Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WikiChicks Genealogy News Network Launches

The WikiChicks have been busy - they started a Genealogy News Network (GNN) this week - you can see the announcement at http://www.wikichicks.wiki/2014/07/press-release-wikichicks-genealogy-news.html.


And they've added a new chick - Gena Philibert-Ortega.  You can read the interview with Gena at  http://www.wikichicks.wiki/2014/07/wikichick-wednesday-spotlight-our.html.


So now there are three official WikiChicks, all of whom are accomplished genealogy writers, speakers and researchers.

As part of the WikiChicks GNN, there are almost daily posts about genealogy stories, events and research tips.  The GNN announcement notes:

"WikiChicks’ goal is to share information of interest to genealogists daily via popular social media sources, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flipboard, and Storify."

There is also a WikiChicks Google+ page at  https://plus.google.com/u/0/112320915027756027874/posts

I looked at three different Flipboard magazines on their list:

*  WikiChicks GeneaPicks ~ Events (19 articles today)

*  WikiChicks GeneaPicks ~ Research (37 articles today)

*  WikiChicks GeneaPicks ~ News (51 articles today)



It appears that these are being updated on a regular basis.  Frankly, I'm glad they're doing this so that I don't do it...

Inquiring minds want to know:

*  Are there more WikiChicks in our future?  Will there be a WikiClutch?

*  How long will they keep up the daily GNN posts and weekly interviews?

*  Will the WikiChicks have an exhibit at conferences?  Will they have special T-shirts?

*  Will there be a WikiChicks YouTube channel?

*  Will we see Google+ Hangouts on Air and webinars from the WikiChicks?

The possibilities are endless, aren't they?  

If you are not reading the WikiChicks blog yet, then you should be!  Put them in your Favorites, or in your Feedly (or other) blog reader, or subscribe to their email feed (is there one?  There should be!  I didn't see one).

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2014/07/wikichicks-genealogy-news-network.html

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

  

2 comments:

tami osmer glatz said...

Thank you for all your kind words, honorary Uncle Randy :) To answer your questions... No plans, a purse maybe? until our fingers fall off, hopefully, absolutely and you get the first, we'll get to YouTube at some point, and already discussing live hangouts as well as an open discussion forum :) Ultimately we'll get our own tour bus and sell out entire stadiums... a chick can dream, can't she :)

Jana Last said...

Randy,

I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/08/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-august-1.html

Have a great weekend!