Grants:IdeaLab/More local information

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More local information
Wikipedia should have more information about every country (places, people, movies, books). This may not be important worldwide, but it is important locally.
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created on04:32, 4 February 2018 (UTC)


Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?[edit]

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
People in countries whose culture does not have much global relevance, like Argentina.

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?[edit]

The local language, like spanish.

In what ways does this group communicate with each other?[edit]

This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
Whatsapp, Facebook, univercity.

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?[edit]

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
There is a lot of information in wikipedia, but most of it is about globalized cultures (like the USA). By adding local information (about films, books, people, institutions, places, etc.), the inhabitants of less globalized countries can find useful information about their regional culture and this will attract more people from less popular countries worldwide.

Project idea[edit]

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?[edit]


How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?[edit]


Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?[edit]

Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
People in my country, for example, will feel more comfortable and identified by finding more information on their culture, especially contemporary. There will be new readers who google in search of local information and find the answer in wikipedia.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?
No financial help or publicity is needed. But I find it quite difficult to add local information to wikipedia, since they do not usually approve it. It is information that I know that people in my country would be interested in reading. Perhaps, by simplifying the system to add local information, this idea can be carried out.

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About the idea creator[edit]

I'm a writer.



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Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.

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No funding needed?[edit]

Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at for help!