Hello! My apologies if you see similar announcements across platforms, we
are hoping to reach as many interested folks as possible.
We are having a community conversation and demonstration of a new tool in
development, View it!. Please join us (anyone is allowed to attend) on
Wednesday, August 31st at 14:00 GMT
If you’re interested in learning more but are unable to attend, please feel
free to email me, or visit our Meta page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/View_it!_Tool> and sign up for updates (or
View it! is a tool that will show Wikipedia users (editors and hopefully
readers, too) relevant Wikimedia Commons media depicting - or otherwise
related to - the article they are viewing.
The number of images displayed in a Wikipedia article is finite and highly
curated by editors; through View it! users will have access to the full
catalog of images available on Wikimedia Commons. View it! will increase
discoverability of Wikimedia Commons uploads and encourage contributors to
utilize Commons and structured data
Please join Dominic Byrd-McDevitt (User:Dominic
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dominic>), Kevin Payravi (
User:SuperHamster <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:SuperHamster>), and
Jamie Flood (User:JamieF <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JamieF>) to
share more about the vision for View it! and have a community conversation
about functionality of the tool and suggestions for structured data to be
We look forward to chatting with you and hope you’ll join us!
Dominic, Kevin, & Jamie