My name is Joe Sutherland and I am writing to you about the New Readers
research project <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_Readers>.
As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation is trying to better understand
internet users around the world. We are particularly interested in how they
find information online, what perceptions they have (if any) of Wikipedia,
and what are the top barriers to preventing them from using Wikimedia
sites. Our goal is to better understand, and then serve potential new
readers of Wikimedia projects. Our priorities for this research are on
To learn this, we are doing qualitative research sprints in Mexico,
Nigeria, and YES, India.
That’s where you come in. We want our research to reflect needs and
experiences of Wikimedia communities throughout India. Specifically: what
questions do you have about general internet users in India? What groups
(language, professional, regional) would you like to know more about? What
barriers do you believe exist for potential Wikipedia readers?
If you have thoughts or questions, please email me! We will share our
proposed research approach with your inputs incorporated wherever possible
by next week.
Excited to work together,
Joe (User:JSutherland (WMF)
Communications Fellow [remote]
joesutherland.rocks | @jrbsu <http://twitter.com/jrbsu> | +44 (0) 7722 916