Proposal:Wikipedia kiosks in Wal-Mart

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  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation


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Summary

Wikipedia kiosks that would allow the average Wal-Mart shopper to access Wikipedia away from home for about $2 for a 30 minute interval and $1 for a 15 minute interval


Proposal

We need to get Wal-Mart shoppers interested in the sixth most popular website in the world.


Motivation

It could provide people with information about the new products Wal-Mart will be selling in the future along with new video games to look out for in the electronics aisle.


Key Questions

  • How do we get Wikipedia kiosks in every Wal-Mart in the world?
  • Do we need extra Wal-Mart staff to govern the kiosks like a librarian?
  • Would this be in the electronics aisle or near the front of the store?
  • Will we allow people to edit Wikipedia through a kiosk at Wal-Mart or will it be read-only?

Potential Costs

Approval from store managers, IT people to set up and maintain the kiosks, approval from general Wal-Mart shoppers, availablity of IT jobs in the region, training of people for IT jobs


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