The objective of Commons is that it is used. To do that the media files of
Commons have to be found. The Tamil, the Polish and the Italian Wikipedia
support additional search functionality that allows its readers to find
images using their own language. It makes use of technology based on
There are some teething problems but this is probably the most exciting
news that impacts for everyone who is not fluent in English.
It would be exceedingly cool when this is taken in consideration when you
consider all the super duper extra cool gadget galore that will also make
Commons more relevant, useful and its content discoverable.
PS they started support Commons in their own langauge only this week.
On 5 December 2013 00:11, Fabrice Florin <fflorin(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Can you help us create a better multimedia experience on Wikipedia and its
If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, we'd like to invite you to join
a special Multimedia Meetup at the Wikimedia Foundation, this Monday,
December 9 at 6:30pm PST.
This one-hour event will bring together dozens of developers and community
members to discuss how we can use images, sounds and videos to help people
learn more effectively on our sites.
To join us, simply sign up here:
We will start our meeting by presenting a vision for multimedia in 2016
and ask you how we can improve it.
We will then demo and discuss these new projects together:
* media viewer
* file feedback
* new video formats
* campaign tools
As a group, we will brainstorm new ways to view, contribute, curate,
discover and use media files on Wikipedia, and grow our audio-visual
knowledge base in the process.
This is a great opportunity to meet our developers and network with other
like-minded community members. And we'll be serving free drinks and pizza
to make this even more fun for you. :)
Images, sounds and videos can engage users more deeply than text articles,
and better support their individual learning styles. To that end, we aim to
engage more users to collaborate through multimedia -- by improving their
viewing experience, increasing their media contributions, and making it
easier to use media in articles.
We look forward to your thoughts on how to make this vision happen
Thanks for your consideration. We hope to speak with you soon, so we can
plan our next steps with your help. :)
All the best,
Product Manager, Multimedia
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