Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 3/Wikidata


What group or community is this source coming from?

name of group Wikidata community
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) d:Wikidata talk:Strategy 2017
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) local wiki
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) 4


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 Since non-Western people don't want to consume content with western-centric norms, the projects in their native languages may set their own norms. neutral norms
2 1 A It'd be helpful for Wikimedia to emphasize verifiability more than reliability. When an assertion is made, provide the context/source in a way that the user can actually verify that the assertion is true. neutral verifiability
3 1 A, B It seems like the interest of the author of the challenge isn't creating a healthy conversation around questions that actually matter for the community. concern problems
4 2 C The wikimedia movement should favor increasing the range of sources used across the board so that good information is not lost to outdated standards of "reliability". neutral standards
5 2 C In many Wikipedias there is an insistence on sources in the language of the Wikipedia. This effectively limits the content of a Wikipedia. neutral translation
6 3 E Host a central repository of tools and techniques for verifying sources or detecting that they have been fabricated. supportive tools

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