Hello all!

My name is Joe Sutherland and I am writing to you about the New Readers research project

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 Meta-Wiki.

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))

Joe Sutherland
Communications Fellow [remote]
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