One of the projects I’m working on at CHNM this summer is helping with the “final push” for the Mozilla Digital Memory Bank. The grant is ending around September, and we’re trying to get as many people to submit to the site before we can’t put as much time into it. Ideally, I’d love to see a bit of community form around the site, so that it continues to archive new material even beyond that date.
To this end, I’m trying to use all the social networking tools I can.
I’m contacting the admins of Mozilla-related Facebook communities.
I’ve created a Mozilla DMB Livejournal account to contact communities there.
I’ve even created a Youtube account, and posted video ads for the site, trying to get users to submit accounts of their experiences with Mozilla Products:
…I’m trying to come up with other social media that I could use to increase the profile of the site– the more eyeballs we get on the site, the more people will submit. It’s a numbers game– if one person out of fifty people who find out about the database actually submit material, it’s still worth it to try to get several hundred people to find out about the site.