Hoi Mani, I am now subscribed on a gentlemen on twitter that expressed really interesting and imho relevant observations about telephony and web sites in India.
http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2010/10/about-foss-and-telephony-in-india.html The remarks are quite strong and are not limited to India. I would love to know a WMF reaction on this. Thanks, GerardM On 1 November 2010 17:04, Mani Pande <mpa...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > Hi Everyone, > > I am still looking for participants for the study on Wikipedia usage on the > mobile phone. I am relaxing the criteria for recruitment, and I am hoping > more Wikipedians will qualify for the study. If you read Wikipedia on the > phone (English and Indic languages) or have edited any Wikipedia on the > phone in the last one year, please email me at mpa...@wikimedia.org. Only > readers are also welcome :) I prefer folks who read Indic languages on the > phone. > > > It is really important that we conduct this study to provide the right kind > of user experience to Wikipedia readers and editors in India on a mobile. > Also, we need to understand user needs, experiences and pain points to help > Wikipedia grow in India. So please email me back, if you are willing to > participate in the study. > > > I would ideally like to conduct the interviews over Skype, and it would > take about an hour. I have provided some details of the study, please see > below. > > > Thanks in advance > Mani > > > > *Interview Objectives* > > Find out whether mobile phone can be used as a platform for reading, > editing & contributing, to the Wikipedia (English & other Indian regional > languages like Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, > Malayalam etc.) > > Research questions: > > - How is mobile phone being used as a platform for contributing to > Wikipedia? What kinds of contributions are users making to the Wikipedia on > the mobile phone currently? Editing already existing content, contributing > new content, uploading pictures etc. What are the benefits? What are the > pain-points? What are the drivers? > - How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for contributing > content change in the next one year? What will be different about mobile > devices and networks in India? > - How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for contributing > content change in the next five years? What will be different about mobile > devices and networks in India? > - How is mobile phone being used for reading Wikipedia content? What > kind of content is accessed on the phone? What are the benefits? What are > the pain-points? What are the drivers? > - How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for reading content > change in the next one year? What will be different about mobile devices > and > networks in India? > - How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for reading content > change in the next five years? What will be different about mobile devices > and networks in India? > - How do outside trends/shifts in society, technology. Economy, > environment and politics (STEEP) affect the emergence of mobile phone for > reading and editing Wikipedia? How do they affect user behaviors? > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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