Wikipedia has made through the 15 years of progress though that was the time of our childhood. However, these years have been reasonably respectable for the internet. This is the aspect of giving consideration, how Wikipedia will be doing after turning 30. Well, the idea was once impossible to share all the human knowledge on the same platform, and the progress has been made with millions of contributors on Wikipedia in these years. Hence if the implausible idea can be turned out as the most feasible? What is the next concept we are to work on?
Here we have evaluated out a broad vision for what the future Wikipedia promises. There can be two more general aspects that need to be given thought about! How Wikipedia has evolved and how the volunteer community will survive?
Is it just knowledge or another way to serve humanity?
From the experts and technologists viewpoint, the consumption habits of humans are rapidly changing. For one aspect, individuals are mistrustful of the information provided. They less depend on educational institutions such as media and academic means and more on influencers – the people they rely on
The fact has inferences for how people search for and share knowledge, instead of doing searches on the websites, several people all over the world take help from the network of their friends. These days Wikipedia is not a product of social networks.
We accept that video and other media sources are already a massive part of learning and writing for a purpose that is quite different when we get started. The search engines as the primary borders are also being modified followed by other boundaries such as voice and reality along with the gestural and practical norms. So factually people still as a priority find us on the cell phones or search engines that might not be the case, particularly with the next generation.
A clear understanding was near the rise of amplification. If the essential machine learning and high artificial intelligence, several human experiences will be inclined or enriched through technology. At Wikipedia, automation can also amplify the work of the Wikipedia page creator assisting to enhance quality and extension on a higher level.
Keeping the thoughts into consideration, we move Wikipedia from being just a piece of knowledge to a valuable product that can be in the form of articles and images you publish on the website. This also reveals an aspect of new shapes and experiences and dimensions as well as the manner our structure could have supported the extensive free knowledge hub more effectively.
Well, this will not precisely tell what Wikipedia appears to be; however, it does lead us in a direction we might reach some conclusion. Wikipedia is continuously evolving from the underlying platform as well as the user experiences, adapt to the evolving preferences.
Equality among knowledge sharing
Wikipedia is related to people, and Wikipedia itself states that they have been built and supported by volunteers in uncountable circles and donors from all over the world. Wikipedia makes use of technology to connect with every individual and it has nothing to do with the latest technology. However, Wikipedia is all about making sure that everyone can share knowledge. To have all the experience and to connect with people there is still much more to do. Considering the Wikipedia aim, that is to have all the knowledge and share it all, they need more experience and need more contribution and being the part of the community we can understand and make a huge difference.
Is Wikipedia successful in sharing all the knowledge?
The very first thing we need to understand is what all the knowledge means. So if we consider the present stats, only 16% from 1.3 million biographies on English Wikipedia is about women. While in the same ways only 2.5% of the information is presented on behalf of Africa that is the world’s second largest continent, the framework of humanity and home to several people. And as per the statistics, this is not the determinant of history, culture, and contributions for women in Africa or our world.
Well, one of the convincing fact for the imbalances in the recently published articles show up the interest and experience of our predetermined communities. Wikipedia has enormous contributions from the folks from European regions as well as the US region with a majority of males.
But yes by engaging more volunteers and writers from the African and Nigerian countries Wikipedia can place a great deal of politics, history and cultural norms from the most populated but underprivileged continents of the world.
Well if we talk about the folks who live in a world of cheap and high bandwidth, and unrestricted information streams, well planned libraries and best universities with strict laws that protect freedom of expression it can be easy to neglect how powerful and challenging the free access to knowledge can be for many underprivileged places of the world. Hence it’s quite essential to consider the issues that reflect the future of Wikipedia.