Showing posts with label Wikimedia Ghana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wikimedia Ghana. Show all posts

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Free Wikipedia Access on MTN Ghana #WikipediaZero

Good Afternoon from Ghana lovely people. What is this Wikipedia Zero thing all about?

We all use Wikipedia. I use it everyday and contribute to it. Wait! if you still don't what Wikipedia is then let me help you out :) Below is the Wikipedia logo
Simply put, this is when you access Wikipedia on a telecommunication service provider's network free of charge. You can have 0.00 as your account balance but you still have 24/7 access to the Wikipedia; the free encyclopedia that anyone can contribute to.

MTN Ghana is the first to take this on in Ghana, I hope to see other Ghanaian telcos such as Tigo, Airtel, Vodafone and the rest take it up too, very soon. With Wikipedia Zero you can access Wikipedia from any Browser and the Wikipedia App  (For Android users here.)

It's FREE! Yes and also remember that everything on Wikipedia and its sister sites are all volunteer efforts. YES! Volunteers like you and I contribute to it.

If you're in Ghana and interested then the folks at Wikimedia Ghana User Group (WMGHUG) are always ready help you. This is a unique way to volunteer. Share you knowledge with world. Little is better none OR?

Read more about this as published on

Image Credit: @MTNGhana
Cheers! Thanks! Merci! Danke! Akpe!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Have You Heard of Wiki Loves Earth in Ghana 2014?

 By Kobebigs

I guess some you might have seen Wiki Loves Earth on the web. If not you can now via all social networks is just @wikilovesearth and hashtag #Wikilovesearth

Do you know how it feels when you see a photo by you (Yes I mean you the one reading this) used to illustrate something on Wikipedia or any Wikimedia Foundation project? Then come help during Wiki Loves Earth.

What's Wiki Loves Earth all about?

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photo contest of taking pictures of natural heritage that took place in May 2014 and still ongoing in Ghana, Germany, India, Algeria, and more here till June 30th ,2014.

I want to cut it short.

So why am I sharing or writing about this? Am inviting you to come share your photos of natural heritage sites in Ghana (taken now or earlier) with Wikipedia and sister projects. 

How? What? Who?

It's simple, this image should be your own work, When uploaded it must be released under CC-BY-SA-3.0.
Who? Anyone at all can participate. Click here for more on what to upload and how to do it.

Below is a photo I randomly picked from the ones uploaded so far here

By Kobina ebo (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

What Do I get? 

Not much but more than you might expect. See here for more about the prizes.

Feel free to ask me any questions.

Get involved today!

Further Reading

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Sandister Represented Ghana at Wikimania Hong Kong 2013

Have you heard about Ghanaians contributing to Wikimedia Foundation projects such as Wikipedia and others?
If you don't know, is never too late you can also become one "Wikimedian".

From the map above and below you can see Ghana being represented at Wikimania Hong Kong 2013 by 1 person (Sandister Tei).

Sorry if you are not understanding the Wiki Wiki stuffs :-). Visit Planning Wikimedia Ghana's blog for Wikimania Hong Kong 2013 Diaries by Sandister.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

I am a Google search geek, says the stats

Source Wikimedia Commons


It has been a long time posted something here. But am back to share with you once again.

Who doesn't know about Google? When someone knows about Yahoo, Facebook, that person certainly knows about Google OR I will say there is no one who uses the internet and doesn't know about Google. By the way if you don't know what Google is, here you are.

Am really a great fun of Google even though am not affiliated to it in any way. :)

Now back to why I wrote this post.

I use Google search everyday. Why? Want to know? Ok. I use it mostly for getting references for Wikipedia articles. Surprised? How and Why Wikipedia?
Just a take few minutes please, and read this article about Planning Wikimedia Ghana.

Welcome back if you read about Planning Wikimedia Ghana and I know you love it. Looking forward to seeing you become a Wikipedian now.

I use Google search for my personal research stuffs. Also I do that for friends or those who want me to, after they have tried to make Google vomit whatever they were looking for but can't. If you are that type who searches and Google gives you nonsense. No it's not nonsense that is what you requested,  keep an eye on this blog. I have a post about how to make Google vomit what you're looking for, even Google's intestines will come out. lol! (Trying to say Google search tips and tricks)

Is been a very long time I checked my Google search stats. This morning I was looking for something I searched yesterday in the night but can't find it in the browser's history. So I have to check my Google search history, which I know will surely rescue me.

I was really surprised when the stats page was telling me am a Google search geek. :).

Here are the stats:

Hourly search
Highest search recorded at 8 PM.

Daily search
Highest search recorded on Thursday.

Monthly searches
August is leading.

Searches in August, 2013

Do you want to keep track of your searches on Google? If YES, make sure you Sign in to Google before you search.

To see your stats, click here.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Co founder of Planning Wikimedia Ghana on The Be Bold Show

Co founder of Planning Wikimedia Ghana Sandister was on The Be Bold Show to talk about Wikipedia.

Planning Wikimedia Ghana (PWMGH) is the team working towards the establishment of a local Ghanaian Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, whose mission is to promote the use, editing and creation of Wikimedia Foundation's free online wiki projects in Ghana.

You can read more about PWMGH and how get involved here.

Watch Co founder on The Be Bold Show in the video below

Also follow Planning Wikimedia Ghana on the following social networks for any information and upcoming events:

Thanks for watching and reading. View original article on Planning Wikimedia Ghana's blog.