Hi Joe and team, FWIW - just wanted to share an observation made recently. I am active on the English wikipedia mainly but I recently went out to do a workshop that made use of the Hindi wikipedia and it was an eye-opener. Turned out that Wikimedia Commons is impossible to use if one does not know English - because most Indian language localizations there are incomplete and inadequate - even the license dropdown fails to work which would lead to *assured deletion* of any uploads. Another interesting thing was that many people know English and use it on their mobiles for searches. I am not sure if one of the ideas that Malayalam wikipedians use -maintaining English language redirects to Malayalam-titled articles has a benefit in this case. Might be worth examining search strategies used across the country.
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:TPS/Shyamal/Himalayan_workshop/Report best wishes Shyamal en:User:Shyamal Bangalore, India On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 8:24 AM, Joe Sutherland <jsutherl...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hey everyone, > > Wanted to provide an update on the upcoming Wikimedia Foundation’s New > Readers research in India. > > We have taken feedback from a few folks, and enjoyed a good chat with > Yohann Thomas on priority research needs. > > Reflecting these, we will be in India from June 13 to 27. The research > will focus on: > > > - > > Urban, semi-urban, and rural internet users > - > > in Hindi, Tamil, and English languages > - > > From education, technology, and rural industry backgrounds > - > > Around the Delhi (including nearby Noida and Gurgaon) and Chennai > areas > > > We're really looking forward to visiting India and learning more about the > many different kinds of internet users there, and of course, to potentially > meeting some of you during our travels! If you are in or around Delhi / > Chennai, please email me so we can connect. > > Warmly, > Joe Sutherland > > -- > *Joe Sutherland* > Community Advocate (International) > joesutherland.rocks | @jrbsu <http://twitter.com/jrbsu> | +44 (0) 7722 > 916 433 > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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