For most other purposes Wikidata serves the "big" languages best, particularly English. This is awkward because particularly people reading other languages stand to gain most from Wikidata. The question is: how do we chip away on this language barrier.
Giving Wikidata data an application is the best way to entice people to give Wikidata a second look.. Here are two:
- Commons is being wikidatified and it now supports a "depicts" statement. As more labels become available in a language, finding pictures in "your" language becomes easy and obvious. It just needs an application
- Many subjects are likely to be of interest in a language. Why not have projects like the Africa project with information about Africa shared and updated by the Listeria bot? Add labels and it becomes easier to use, link to Reasonator for understanding and add articles for a Wikipedia to gain content.
Key is the application of our data. Wikidata includes a lot, the objective is to find the labels and we will when the results are immediately applicable. It will also help when we consider the marketing opportunities that help foster our goals.