Thursday, February 18, 2010

Urdu #wikipedia gives priority to mobile

The Urdu Wikipedia is one of the smaller projects all be it with a big potential; more then 60 million people speak the language. At there is a lot of activity for this language.

What I find really interesting is that they have given priority to the mobile interface over the most used messages. What this may mean is that for Urdu Wikipedia access is best achieved using mobile telephony.

The yearly growth of traffic is 65% and they currently have some 13K articles. I understand that the Urdu Wikipedia is now available for mobiles. I do wonder how we will learn if this indeed makes a lot of difference for the popularity of Wikipedia in Pakistan.
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