Hello, Wikimedians of India!

The Reading team at the Wikimedia Foundation is working to support readers who want to take articles offline to read and share later on their phones - a use case we learned about from deep research earlier this year [0]. We’ve built a few prototypes and are looking for people to test them, particularly people who don’t know Wikipedia all that well.

We’d love if you could help us find anyone who doesn’t edit who might be interested in this feature and would want to test it. If you know anyone like this, please send them the following message:

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Hello! Wikipedia needs your help to improve. We’re looking for people who have internet access at least sometimes and like to have access to content when they’re not connected to the internet. We would like to learn from you. If you would be willing to participate in a study to tell us more, please fill out this survey [1] before November 25. Testing will only be available in English for now.

Thank you!

[1] https://wikimedia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_09wJQzQs54DETUF This survey is hosted on a third-party service. For information about data handling and privacy, please see the survey privacy statement: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Screener_Survey_for_Offline_Reading_Study_Privacy_Statement 
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You can see the prototypes and leave comments on meta[2], though please don’t send this page to anyone filling out the survey as it could bias test results.

We’re also looking for feedback about how to identify and prioritize regions for our work, and would welcome your perspective on that meta page[3] as well.

Thanks,
Joe + New Readers

[0] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_Readers/Findings 
[1] (duplicated from excerpt above) https://wikimedia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_09wJQzQs54DETUF This survey is hosted on a third-party service. For information about data handling and privacy, please see the survey privacy statement: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Screener_Survey_for_Offline_Reading_Study_Privacy_Statement 
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_Readers/Offline 
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_Readers/Target_countries

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Joe Sutherland
Community Advocate
Wikimedia Foundation