Re: [Wikimedia-l] Video Wiki

2019-02-28 Thread Jonathan Morgan
Could these videos be posted to YouTube?

In a recent talk , internet researcher
danah boyd makes the observation (around minute 15) that one of the
problems with conspiracy propagation in YouTube is that nobody generally
bothers to produce response videos to counteract disinformation narratives.
So people who use YouTube to get their "news" (<-- a HUGE number of younger
internet users) are never exposed to the truth around these subjects.

Many of us are aware that last year YouTube tried, somewhat
problematically, to link to Wikipedia articles in an attempt to counter
disinformation. But it would be even more useful to* insert factual
information into the YouTube ecosystem itself*. It seems to me that
VideoWiki tool gives our Movement a powerful new tool to counter
disinformation in a more timely manner.

Imagine a 4 minute video that pulls from multiple Wikipedia articles and
other WM data sources and which is designed to counter, say, a new viral
anti-vaxx video in a concise and engaging way. Before VideoWiki, this would
have been pretty labor-intensive to create. With VideoWiki, it seems like
we're close to being able to develop this kind of content in a much more
timely manner.

But to be effective, the video needs to reach the intended audience. The
best way to do that is to post it to YouTube, where that audience is. Hence
my opening question.

What do people think?

Jonathan

On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 5:47 PM James Heilman  wrote:

> Yes definitely possible for other languages. It currently works in Hindi,
> Spanish, French, and English.
>
> Here is an example of one in Hindi
>
> https://videowiki.wmflabs.org/hi/videowiki/%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A4%BE:%E0%A4%B5%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BF/%E0%A4%86%E0%A4%AE%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A4%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%AF_%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%A7%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%B6%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%A5?wikiSource=https://hi.wikipedia.org
>
> James
>
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 8:47 AM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
> galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Is it possible to add other languages if we have a free TTS system?
> > 
> > From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of
> > Samuel Klein 
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:10 PM
> > To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Video Wiki
> >
> > Brilliant.  Long in the making, much needed.
> >
> > And for branding, the website devoted to this should be called Wikipedia
> > Media...
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 12:55 AM James Heilman  wrote:
> >
> > > Hey All
> > >
> > > We have a new project called Video Wiki
> > >  which
> > > allows:
> > >
> > >1. The easy creation of videos from scripts from Wikipedia and
> images
> > /
> > >short video segments from Commons
> > >2. Scripts can have inline references and the text of the script
> with
> > >references end up in the captions of the video with references.
> These
> > >captions can be turned on and off
> > >3. At the end of the video it automatically adds
> > >   1.  the license for the text (CC BY SA license)
> > >   2. attribution of those who have edited the scripts
> > >   3. all the metadata for the references supporting the scripts
> > >4. The final video version on Commons lists the files that the video
> > is
> > >derived from
> > >5. Attribution for the images is automatically added at the bottom
> of
> > >each image
> > >
> > >
> > > Have started a discussion here on Wikipedia and would appreciate
> peoples
> > > thoughts. Will be drafting a formal RfC about the use of such videos
> > > eventually.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Medicine#Video_Wiki
> > >
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to the February 2019 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday, February 28, 19:00 UTC

2019-02-28 Thread Sasha Redkina
This meeting will be starting in 10 minutes

Sasha Redkina
Front Office Coordinator
*The Wikimedia Foundation*
www.wikimediafoundation.org


On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 9:33 AM Sasha Redkina <
activitiesmeet...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> The next Wikimedia Monthly Activities meeting will take place on Thursday,
> February 28th, 2018 at 19:00  UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC channel is
> #wikimedia-office on https://webchat.freenode.net, and the meeting will
> be broadcast as a live YouTube stream.[
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It66BmW1Bxo] We’ll post the video
> recording publicly after the meeting.
>
>
> Facilitator: Sasha Redkina, Front Office Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation
>
>- Welcome and introduction to agenda - 2 minutes
>- Movement update - 3 minutes
>- Who are our Wikipedia users in India? - 10 minutes
>- Wikimedia 2030 status update and opportunities to participate - 20
>minutes
>- Questions and discussion - 10 minutes
>- Wikilove - 5 minutes
>
>
> Please review the meeting's Meta-Wiki page for further information about
> the meeting and how to participate:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings
>
> The March 2019 monthly activities meeting will take place on Thursday,
> March 28, starting at 18:00 UTC (11:00 Pacific Daylight Time). To sign up
> to participate, please visit:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings/Sign_up
>
> Thank you!
>
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[Wikimedia-l] Roles & Responsibilities working group - Short update

2019-02-28 Thread Chris Keating
Dear all,

I just wanted to share that the Role & Responsibilities Strategy Working
Group has just published a summary of perspectives on existing movement
governance and structures:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Roles_%26_Responsibilities/Interviews_Insights_Summary

This document is based on c.25 in-depth interviews we in the working group
have performed with people with varied roles in and perspectives on the
movement as it stands. The aim has been for us as a group to understand
what different people in different parts of the movement think and feel
about movement structures as they stand. Just to be clear, we have not
weighted / prioritised the issues raised at present, just described them. :)

Your comments and views are very welcome on the Talk page - especially if
you have a view or perspective that you do not see represented in the
document. We will certainly read all those comments and incorporate them in
our thinking. However there will also be much more news and consultation
coming from the movement strategy core team in coming weeks, in the lead-up
to the Wikimedia summit.

Thank you to everyone who helped us by agreeing to share their views in
this process to date, and happy reading!

Yours,

Chris Keating
on behalf of the Roles & Responsibilities Working Group
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[Wikimedia-l] Use of Wikimedia projects for anti-LGBT+ "humour"

2019-02-28 Thread
It is sad to see that two well established Wikipedians, Barbara (WVS)
and SMcCandlish have misused Wikipedia Signpost to publish a "humour"
article which derides the use of nonbinary pronouns. It will be clear
for any reader that not only is this a joke in bad taste, but the
article is a misuse of the Wikipedia project and brand, to deride and
marginalise transgender, genderqueer and nonbinary people. A deletion
discussion has been created, everyone is welcome to express their
opinions, should they wish to read the Signpost op-ed.[1][4][5]

As part of the Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program, Barbara Page has
been granted special status at the University of Pittsburgh, and in
this capacity is seen to represent Wikimedia and Wikipedia, even if
not in a paid capacity. Given their coauthorship of the defamatory
essay, I do not see how it would be ethical for Page to retain any
recognition or relationship, and ask that a representative of Wiki
Education provide an official response.[2][6]

Stanton McCandlish is named as a WMF Tech Ambassador, and I have
requested on Meta that this formal recognition is immediately removed
by the WMF, as their views are directly antithetical to the WMF
supported Technical Spaces Code of Conduct.[3]

Links:
1. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2019-02-28/Humour
2. https://wikiedu.org/blog/2015/09/25/upitt-visiting-scholars/
3. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Tech/Ambassadors#Stanton_McCandlish
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Barbara_(WVS)
5. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:SMcCandlish
6. https://wikiedu.org/contact-us/

Thanks,
Fae
-- 
fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
Wikimedia LGBT+ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+

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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2019 Theme Announced

2019-02-28 Thread Eric Luth
Dear all,

Yesterday, Wikimedia Sweden (Sverige) and the Wikimania organizing team
announced the official theme of Wikimania 2019: "Strengthening each other:
Wikimedia, free knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals." Michael
Peter Edson , the co-founder and Associate
Director of The Museum for the United Nations — UN Live
, will deliver a keynote address.

You can read more in the announcement on the WMF website
!
Further information can be found on the wiki
. Also, feel free to share and
retweet the Twitter post
.

We look forward to having many of you in Stockholm in August! If you wish
to apply for a scholarship, that process has now also opened
.

Best,
*Eric Luth*
Conference Manager, Wikimedia Sverige
eric.l...@wikimedia.se
+46 (0) 765 55 50 95

Stöd fri kunskap, bli medlem i Wikimedia Sverige.
Läs mer på blimedlem.wikimedia.se
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in GSoC 2019!

2019-02-28 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
As Srishti says, community wishlist items tend to be very under-defined,
with open-ended and ambiguous deliverables, and exist in complex spaces.
These things are okay because the people handling them are professionals
who are trained specifically to distill open-ended projects into specific
deliverables, and because the contract with community wishlist items is
specifically *not* that the items will be done, but that the items will be
evaluated and responded to.

On the other hand, projects like GSoC are aimed at training and mentoring
people new to software development on best practices, coding paradigms, and
so on. The students need very well-defined, specific projects in order to
succeed, and wishlist items tend not to have these characteristics. Simply
funnelling wishlist items directly into GSoC would set up the participants
for failure.

So, some kind of refinement of the wishlist items is needed. Now, it
*is* possible
to distill certain wishlist items down into small, byte-sized, well-defined
GSoC projects, for sure. But that will take time, user research,
resourcing, etc. I think that's worth doing, but it is a resourcing
question, and we need to ask the question of what other work the product
folks will drop in order to make that happen.

Dan

On Wed, 27 Feb 2019 at 03:01, James Heilman  wrote:

> We have a lot of amazing potential projects that just missed the selection
> criteria for the community wish list in 2019
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2019/Results
>
> Would some of these quality as projects?
>
> James
>
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 2:11 PM Srishti Sethi 
> wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in the Google Summer
> > of Code 2019 with 207 open source projects
> > 
> > :)
> > And, application period for Outreachy Round 18 started last week.
> >
> > We have listed a few ideas for projects for both programs on MediaWiki
> and
> > we are looking for more. Unlike Google Summer of Code, Outreachy is open
> to
> > non-students and non-coders and projects could be around documentation,
> > design, translation research, outreach, etc. View current list of ideas:
> >
> > https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2019
> >
> > https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Round_18
> >
> > Both these programs have a similar timeline for the summer round.
> Accepted
> > candidates will work with mentors from May to August 2019. If you are
> > interested in mentoring a project, create a task on Phabricator and tag
> it
> > with #outreach-programs-projects and #Google-Summer-of-Code (2019) or
> > #Outreachy (Round 18). You can also choose to mentor for projects already
> > on outreach-programs-projects
> > 
> > workboard. Remember, every project must have two mentors.
> >
> > Some helpful resources for you:
> > * Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a mentor:
> > https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/Mentors
> > https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Mentors
> >
> > * View full program timeline:
> > https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/timeline
> > https://www.outreachy.org/apply/project-selection/
> >
> > Looking forward to your participation! :)
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Srishti, Derick and Pratyush (Wikimedia org admins)
> >
> >
> > *Srishti Sethi*
> > Developer Advocate
> > Wikimedia Foundation 
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