Nice findings, if these things are included in our presentations during
Outreach activities, lot of misconceptions would get clear, and people will
definitely know more about it and love it.


Thanks.

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 9:58 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks a lot Ansu. This is important, keeping in mind that the Commons
> is virtually the backbone of EVERY Wikimedia project.
>
> On 12/30/11, ansuman <ansum...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Good research Srikanth, Keep it up. We should spread awareness during
> > Wikipedia Meetup/workshop/akademy. I will keep this in mind and will
> keep a
> > small session in every wiki event I am going to conduct. Thanks :)
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
> > rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Heya,
> >>
> >> so I went about doing some homework on the Commons and it's usage from
> >> both sides in India.
> >>
> >> Here is what I cam across.
> >>
> >> This isn't related at all to my previous mail
> >>
> >> For uploads, Commons is hardly used in India.
> >>
> >> Major reasons are:
> >>
> >> 1> The ND/NC Conflict, or the I want my Picture on Wikipedia, but don't
> >> want it to be edited.
> >>
> >> Most people want their content on Wikipedia, [not Commons, but
> Wikipedia],
> >> but don't want it to be edited. I've come across numerous of these cases
> >> on
> >> Flickr and Picasa.
> >>
> >> 2> Isn't Wikimedia a part of Wikipedia? How did you get your images out
> >> there?
> >>
> >> People are curious. They think that Wikimedia is part of Wikipedia and
> >> that only select stuff lands up there.
> >>
> >> Again, as Bala stated in Coimbatore, this myth needs to be explained.
> Wiki
> >> is for the people, of the people, by the people.
> >>
> >> 3> No comments.
> >>
> >> A LOT of people want to contribute, but don't, simply because one can't
> >> comment on pictures on the Commons. I suggest that they upload to
> Flickr,
> >> release it under a Commons Compatible licence, and let FlickrBot take
> >> over.
> >>
> >> 4> Photographs? What?
> >>
> >> Most people are unaware that the Commons can also host Audio and Video.
> >> Awareness is needed.
> >>
> >> 5> My file isn't getting uploaded [Audio and Video]
> >>
> >> Most people end up using Propriety formats such as *.mp3, *.aac *.avi
> and
> >> *.mpg. They don't know or don't want to convert it to *.ogg and *.ogv.
> >> Again, awareness is the only solution.
> >>
> >> Around six months ago, F-Secure had stated that Facebook accounts for 4%
> >> of all uploaded images. My estimation is that atleast 10% of these
> images
> >> ALSO exists on the Commons.
> >>
> >> I've been trying to spread awareness about the Commons. Literally
> >> preaching about it in my lab, cyber cafes, and the likes.
> >>
> >> Alternatively, I've been trying to get people interested in the matter
> on
> >> Twitter [My test bed]. Those following me [and NOT too] would know about
> >> this.
> >>
> >> Others can look up http://t.co/lEwZkuWW
> >>
> >> The only things currently catalysing contributions to the Commons are:
> >>
> >> 1> TamilWiki Media Contest.
> >>
> >> 2> Wikipedia Takes Cities.
> >>
> >> 3> Various Photowalks.
> >>
> >> 4> The upcoming Wiki Loves Monuments [It will]
> >>
> >> Do let me know what your thoughts on this matter are.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
> >>
> >> P.S: Sundar, Manish, this is the 'research' I mentioned on Twitter.
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> >
> >
> > --
> > *
> >
> > *Thanks n Regards
> > Ansuman
> > *
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> Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
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