What’s the idea behind “Humans of WordPress”?
With the community project “Humans of WordPress” Martin Wolfer wanted to combine the photographic language of Humans of New York and that of his project “Ich bin Deutsch” with the basic idea of HeroPress but go one step further: The textual and photographic content for Humans of WordPress is to be created in direct, personal conversations. In addition, I would like to expand the circle of potentially participating people to include the group of pure WordPress users. In 2021 the project joined the KrautPress family.
Why is personal contact so essential to us?
We live in a more and more digitized world. We communicate online across locations, cities, and countries, and that’s a good thing.
But – what can easily get lost is personal, interpersonal contact.
If Martin learned one thing during the work on his project “Ich bin Deutsch”, it would be the experience of personal and emphatic interaction during the interviews. This direct contact creates its own space – it does something with the participants.
More Information & Links
During Martins’s talk on WordCamp Stuttgart (08th – 10th November 2019), he started “Humans of WordPress”.
If you’re interested, you can watch his (German) talk online on WordPress TV.
His project against racism and discrimination, “Ich bin Deutsch” is still active. Also, take a look at Humans of NewYork and HeroPress. Both heavily influenced the creation of this project.