Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 3/Tamil Community


What group or community is this source coming from?

name of group Tamil Community
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) Video of the discussion
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) Hangouts on Air
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) 6


The summary is a group of summary sentences and associated keywords that describe the relevant topic(s). Here is an example.

Line Week # Key insight Summary Statement Overall Keyword
1 1 A Example: Knowledge needs to be more relevant. We need much easier ways to add images and videos. Many people want more diverse content, and we need ways to make these easy to crowd-source. We need new projects devoted to this effort that work well. supportive example
2 1 A Example: If we start doing things other than long-form, cited articles, we will dilute the integrity of the projects. concern example
3 example example example table only neutral example

Taken together, all the summary sentences should provide an accurate summary of what was discussed with the specific community.

Fill in the table below, using these 2 keys.

Key Insight
  1. The Western encyclopedia model is not serving the evolving needs of people who want to learn.
  2. Knowledge sharing has become highly social across the globe.
  3. Much of the world's knowledge is yet to be documented on our sites and it requires new ways to integrate and verify sources.
  4. The discovery and sharing of trusted information have historically continued to evolve.
  5. Trends in misinformation are increasing and may challenge the ability for Wikimedians to find trustworthy sources of knowledge.
  6. Mobile will continue to grow. Products will evolve and use new technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality. These will change how we create, present, and distribute knowledge.
  7. As the world population undergoes major shifts, the Wikimedia movement has an opportunity to help improve the knowledge available in more places and to more people.
  8. Readers in seven of our most active countries have little understanding of how Wikipedia works, is structured, is funded, and how content is created.
Overall (either)
  • supportive
  • concern
  • neutral
Line Week # Key insight Summary Statement Overall Keyword
1 1 A There should be more focus on increasing editable multimedia content so that the content can be remixed using mobile tools. supportive editable multimedia
2 1 A We should invest more in developing sister projects like Wikivoyage, Wikiversity, Wikisource. supportive sister projects
3 1 A Information collected in the encyclopedic form should also be available concern relevance of encyclopedic form
4 1 A Future is going towards machine readable data. neutral machine readable data
5 1 B Interactive bots should be created which can talk to Wikipedia and access information. supportive interactive bots
6 1 B Bots and messaging apps should be created supportive bots/messaging apps
7 2 C Documenting knowledge using various formats; text, audio and video. supportive text, audio and video
8 2 C We can use other wikimedia projects to document such knowledge. supportive other projects
9 2 C WMF can give more funds to document undocumented knowledge. supportive more funds
10 2 C There should be freedom to create content but there are some issues as the system is quite rigid. neutral freedom to create content
11 2 C More competitions like wiki loves monuments to capture heritage content. Like this we can expand the topics to get more multimedia content. supportive competitions to capture content
12 2 C We should first collect all the information then think about right or wrong information. supportive collecting information
13 2 C Fund authors to release their books in CC, as Tamil Nadu government does for nationalized books. supportive getting books released under CC
14 2 C Partner with other multimedia portals like social medias to have options to share the content in CC licenses. Once done, we can reap the information from there and store in wiki. supportive content on social medias
15 2 C Connect with many organizations, governments to get their archives released in CC license. supportive organizations and governments
16 3 E A user expressed his worry that there might not be a solution to misinformation. concern problem of misinformation
17 3 E User-base should be increased to counteract misinformation. supportive increasing user-base
18 3 E We should find ways to cross-check the data. supportive cross-checking
19 3 E We need more investment to track misinformation getting into Wikipedia. supportive tracking misinformation
20 3 E We need to look beyond the current model of fact-checking. We can reach out to allies and look for possible incentives. supportive fact-checking, allies
21 3 E This is not just Wikipedia's problem but a global problem. neutral global issue
22 3 E We can try not relying too much on online sources. neutral online sources
23 3 E We should have a list of reliable sources. neutral reliable sources
24 4 F Git like decentralized wiki editing will enable, more content coming from the poor internet countries. supportive decentralized wiki editing
25 4 F We can start MOOC with the help of wikibooks. supportive MOOC
26 4 F Games should be created with wikidata. supportive wikidata games
27 4 F Bots should be created for voice devices. supportive bots for voice devices
28 4 F We should focus on having more local and tiny data. supportive local content
29 4 F We can think about including virtual tour of places. supportive virtual tours
30 4 F Our interface is outdated and we are lagging behind in technology. supportive outdated interface
31 5 G We need more local language content. supportive local content
32 5 G We should build technology to translate and convert media into various formats. supportive technology
33 5 G Collaborate with search engines and get information on what people search for. supportive search engines
34 5 G Data should be added in a unique way, so that it is transformed to multi formats, multi languages automatically. supportive automation
35 5 G We need to reach out to non-English speakers with the help of translation supportive translation
36 5 G Wikipedia will adjust itself automatically to the demographic changes. supportive changes
37 5 G We should create tools such voice to text, text to speech. supportive tools
38 5 G We should improve translation using Wikidata. supportive improving translation
39 5 H We should be more vocal about our cause. supportive awareness

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