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Digital Winners 2013: Jimmy wales wikipedia_zero_november_2013

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Digital Winners 7-8 November:
Crowdsourcing for the common good, Jimmy Wales, Founder Wikipedia

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Digital Winners 2013: Jimmy wales wikipedia_zero_november_2013

  1. 1. Wikipedia Zero: ! Knowledge Set Free Jimmy Wales - November 5, 2013
  2. 2. Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the Sum of all Human knowledge
  3. 3. 27 MILLION ARTICLES
  4. 4. 285 LANGUAGES
  5. 5. Key stats • • • • 8 languages have over 1,000,000 46 languages have at least 100,000 120 have at least 10,000 223 have at least 1,000
  6. 6. Scandanavia • Swedish - 1.6 million articles (but Lsjbot has created 1,000,000 of them!) • • • • Bokmål - 400,000 articles Nynorsk - 106,000 articles Saami - 7,616 Danish - 182,998
  7. 7. 516 MILLION UNIQUE
 VISITORS
  8. 8. Who?
  9. 9. Why know who Wikipedians are?
  10. 10. This is why.
  11. 11. By the numbers 87% male Average age of 26 Double the % of PhDs
  12. 12. The Wikimedia Foundation
  13. 13. The Wikimedia Foundation is the
 charity that runs Wikipedia.
 Just over 150 employees and 100,000 volunteers!
  14. 14. Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the Sum of all Human knowledge
  15. 15. Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the Sum of all Human knowledge
  16. 16. Here is what you know
  17. 17. True enough but... clouds the mind!
  18. 18. What you probably don’t know
  19. 19. Internet usage • Let’s just look at one country, Nigeria 2000 - 0.1% of country online • • 2006 - 3.1% • 2009 - 16.1% • 2011 - 29.0%
  20. 20. Bandwidth • • January 07 - 693Mbit/s • End of 2012 - 12,000Mbit/s January 02 - 72Mbit/s
  21. 21. New York Lagos, Nigeria
  22. 22. What are people doing? • • Are they reporting malaria outbreaks? • Maybe, but... Are they searching for prices for crops?
  23. 23. Top sites across Africa • Google Facebook • • Twitter • Wikipedia • Local newspapers
  24. 24. What you need to know • Ongoing march of technology is making real and usable Internet access available to tens of millions TODAY
  25. 25. What you need to know • Think forward 20 years Massive connectivity • • To real Internet • For hundreds of millions • Who do not speak English or French
  26. 26. Wikipedia Zero
  27. 27. 500M reach and growing
  28. 28. Telenor Wikipedia Zero countries • Malaysia • Montenegro • Bangladesh • Thailand • Pakistan • Serbia • India
  29. 29. Next step: focus on usage Free page views
  30. 30. How to increase usage?
  31. 31. Innovative new interface to reach mobile users who do not yet use mobile internet Kenya
  32. 32. zero versus m
  33. 33. Demand from consumers
  34. 34. Announcing Myanmar! • Telenor has been awarded a mobile license and will start providing services in 2014. Wikipedia Zero will be part of that pioneering mobile offer. • Less than 10% of people have mobile access - among the lowest in the world • Myanmar government target is 80% by 2016
  35. 35. Burmese language • • Burmese Wikipedia: 32K articles, 8 active editors, 1 very active • People read the English Wikipedia Burmese language requires zawgyi encoding (incompatible with unicode)
  36. 36. Thank You!

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