Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 3/Arabic Wikipedia

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What group or community is this source coming from?

name of group Arabic Community
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) ar:نقاش ويكيبيديا:خطة ويكيميديا الاستراتيجية 2017 or ar:ويكيبيديا:الميدان/منوعات#انطلاق المرحلة الثالثة والأخيرة من نقاش استراتيجية ويكيميديا
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) Local wiki
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) 3

Summary[edit]

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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 I do not really see the need to change the way Wikipedia works. Some people might, at these times, consider the encyclopedia model unappealing or hard to use (which I won't object to), but it does serve its own purpose that benefits so many people (through the easy access to information). We should not change the way Wikipedia works, but we could consider employing other Wikiprojects as a a substitute for those looking for more educational resources: possibly Wikiversity as an example. concern Encyclopedia model
2 1 A I personally agree with the last statement. concern Encyclopedia model
3 1 A Wikipedia mobile app is still in a desperate need of development. Even experienced users are having trouble accessing plenty of crucial pages through their phones, such as edit history. Supportive Smartphones
4 1 A Wikipedia could also benefit from making certain publicity algorithms. For example, AI algorithms could be employed to show visitors particular article entries that align with their past interests and browsing history. Supportive AI
5 1 A A major problem for Wikipedia right now, especially in low-awareness regions, is the illiteracy about the very nature of Wikipedia and its mission. We need a strong media presence in developing countries that will make people more aware of what we are doing. Neutral Publicity
6 1 B Wikipedia could be integrated into a social platform in a certain and a unique way. The social side of Wikipedia will help new users to communicate with each other and learn the basics of editing, as people in the modern internet tends to depend on the social experiment of learning. Neutral Social Media
7 1 A Wikimedia needs to hire translators from all over the world in order to ensure the availability of its content in every possible language; this is the best way to keep Wikipedia relevant to the internet. Neutral Translation
8 1 A Wikimedia should spend more time and effort on collecting readers' feedback, and on preparing reports regarding the verifiability of the content (according to the the readers' opinions). This could be helpful in making Wikipedia article more reliable. Neutral Reliability
9 1 B The Community should communicate more often through Telegram and other direct messaging platforms. Neutral Direct messaging
10 4 A Receiving knowledge among the new generation of internet users has dramatically changed. In nowadays, young people are not genuinely interested in written knowledge or the text format as a whole. That is happening for several reasons, but particularly because there is a flood of knowledge and big data right now that is forcing people to receive information faster than ever. This makes text a rather slow channel of attaining knowledge, while other media formats (like audio and video) are hugely rising in popularity. Neutral Written Knowledge
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