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What group or community is this source coming from?

name of group Hindi Wikimedia Community
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) Whatsapp Group
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) Whatsapp
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) 5



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 I don’t think we need to change the current encyclopedic model. concern model
2 1 A We should focus on having quality content on all the topics and this will automatically increase our audience. neutral content
3 1 A We should become a reliable source of information. neutral reliability
4 1 A Audio-visual should complement the text. supportive audio-visual
5 1 B We should not try to compete with social media platforms and rather we should collaborate with them. neutral collaborate
6 1 A There should a children’s encyclopedia which can be used by students and schools. neutral encyclopedia for children
7 2 C History of India on Wikipedia is not correct. It is written from a British perspective. supportive biased knowledge
8 2 C User:Anamdas mentioned wikilore and said that there should be a different project for oral knowledge. supportive new project
9 2 C Oral knowledge encyclopedia can have two pages where readers/writers can either verify some knowledge or say that it is a rumor. supportive verification of knowledge
10 2 C There should be a computerized rating system to know how many people trust a source. supportive rating system
11 2 C Tools like Captcha can be used to keep trolls in check. supportive tools
12 2 C We will also have to make sure that paid editors don’t have any influence . supportive paid editors
13 2 C It is also important to make sure that the majority does not get decide everything. concern majority
14 2 C Folklore should be verified by people’s testimonies. supportive testimonies
15 2 C Every page on Wikilore should contain a place for testimonies. supportive testimonies
16 3 E We should not decide between right and wrong sources. neutral NPOV
17 3 E If an event is covered by only one channel or newspaper then it should be not considered reliable. neutral coverage
18 5 G We should make sure that to upgrade our servers to be able to serve the increasing population. supportive upgrading servers
19 5 G We should be ready to give place to local views on wiki, other than western ideology.     supportive multiple opinions
20 5 G We should ensure that Wikipedia remains non-commercial.   neutral non-commercial
21 5 H It is a big challenge to educate newcomers regarding Wikipedia’s policies. supportive educating newcomers
22 5 H It is hard to ensure neutrality in a country like India. neutral neutral point of view
23 5 G We should add an option to rate articles. supportive rating articles
24 5 H We should improve the mobile application so that our readers can know that our content is editable.     supportive educating readers
25 5 H We should stress on word of mouth publicity rather than ad campaigns.   supportive word of mouth publicity

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  • Second weeks's discussion took place between User:Anamdas, User:आर्यावर्त and User:Suyash.dwivedi. While User:Anamdas mentioned Wikilore and suggested different ideas for creating a different project where knowledge will be verified by testimonies. Other two users gave their inputs and agreed with User:Anamdas's views as well.