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This is Sebastián Sánchez. I work for Vipul Naik as content creator. A diary with notes is being written in User:Sebastian/notes. Promotion of the timelines can be consulted at Timelineswiki promotion. Also check Detail construction for full timeline in timelines, Inclusion criteria for full timeline in timelines, Representativeness of events in timelines, Visual and numerical data in timelines, and Review process for timelines.

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  • Timeline of SpaceX (this expansion started on May 11, 2022) (Update in response to comparably notable performance in traction)

Outside Timelineswiki

  • Wikihow work (Vipul's complete list of pages: [6]):

Works on Subwiki

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Due date: July 1, 2023

The four things listed below are all related, and it makes sense to work on them together:


Suggested time-sensitive content

With time-sensitive content, the idea may be to add a few additional important recent events to a timeline, without doing a systematic expansion. So, there may be holes in coverage. The "focused coverage period" banner on top can help to clarify the situation.

For instance, let's say you last expanded a timeline in March 2019, and it covers content till March 2019. You want to add a couple of significant events in 2020. You can do so, and keep the focused coverage period as March 2019. So readers get the information that the coverage after March 2019 will be only partial, and less complete than coverage until March 2019.

In some cases you may decide to do a more complete expansion while adding time-sensitive content, but this should be done only if time and mood permit.

  • Timeline of online food delivery (one of the most viewed timelines):
    • COVID-19 has probably boosted online food delivery a lot? This may deserve a mention.✔
    • DoorDash IPO (filed for one on November 13, IPO date still unclear)✘
      • Sebastian: It filed confidentially on February 27, 2020, but maybe we should wait until it becomes effective, as it remains private as of date.
      • Sebastian: let me further expand

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  • Google Trends, Google Ngram Viewer and Wikipedia Views (not reported nor made yet):

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  • Timeline of Hindi on the web (Requested on June 27, 2019 on Messenger group "Vipul Naik, Issa Rice")
    • Vipul: It may help to have, in both the big picture and full timeline, a few background events on the development of Hindi. Hindi as currently understood is a relatively new language, a fork of the original Hindustani, with the other fork being Urdu (that is very similar as a spoken language but has a different script. The standardization of Hindi was tied to Indian independence and partition from Pakistan (where Urdu became the version for Pakistan, though Urdu script was still used in India in creative industries till as late as the 1990s). See Hindi and History of Hindustani
    • Vipul: Adding to the above, it may also be worth noting the status of Hindi as an official language (along with English) but not the national language of India, and that there are several other languages in India many of which don't share roots with Hindi and are very different (the so-called Dravidian languages). It may be worth mentioning the Anti-Hindi agitations of Tamil Nadu that played a role in preventing Hindi from becoming the national language and being imposed. This is relevant because even though Hindi is the single most widely spoken language in India, it is still spoken by < 50% of Indians which means that making Hindi content on the web isn't a surefire way of being able to reach everybody. Moreover, for a lot of content, making it in English allows for wider geographic reach, while limiting it to more educated and (usually) more affluent people. So, when the Internet was more expensive to access, it made sense for content production to be in the English language because limited to more educated and affluent people, English had wider reach across India than Hindi did. This is a factor in addition to the technical barriers you mention, so it really was important for the cost of Internet access and mobile devices and computers to drop enough to make Hindi content production worthwhile.
    • Vipul: Governments and social services in countries with Hindi-speaking minority populations had started putting up Hindi translations of their websites in the 2000s. See if you can find any references for this, or e.g., if there is a Hindi version of a UK government health services site, you can use the Wayback Machine to find out when it started.
    • Vipul: Look for the launch of YouTube channels that have all or a large portion of their content in Hindi; for instance, music videos (T-Series) or Hindi news and online discussion sites.
    • Vipul: Facebook launch of Hindi interface (if date available)?
    • Vipul: At some point, NCERT (the big publisher of school-level textbooks) and IGNOU (an open university for college education) put all their textbooks online for free; this included textbooks in the Hindi language as well (both for learning Hindi and for learning other subjects). Check for dates. This would be significant in terms of improving the base of online knowledge in Hindi.
    • Vipul: Text-to-speech improvements making it easier to use voice to search (you already have some discussion of voice search, but if there are more events there it would be good).
    • Vipul: This may be hard to find: improvements in Google Search in Hindi that allowed for looser spelling by doing more automatic correction of spelling. This would make it easier for people searching on phones with limited input capability, or people whose written Hindi wasn't that good. ज (j) vs. ज़ (z), for instance, differ only in a little dot and sometimes people may not know the correct version to use, or making ज़ (z) on their phone may be tricky.
    • Vipul: Hindi tools, fonts, keyboard, standardization to Unicode improving interoperability of reading and writing Hindi and leading to more written content creation; this is mentioned in the big picture but not covered much in the full timeline. It may be worth checking for dates of Unicode support on browsers, Unicode support on operating systems (such as Windows in Notepad), as well as blogging platforms (such as WordPress) supporting unicode and Hindi.
    • Vipul: Netflix and Amazon Prime getting into Hindi original content creation? (First Netflix original in Hindi, first Amazon Prime original in Hindi)
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Jointly discussed

Suggestions from Vipul

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Suggestions from Thomas

  • Timeline of phase space (sequential development and application of the concept of 'phase space' across physics, biology, cybernetics, etc.)

Suggestions from Sebastian

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  • Timeline of leprosy
  • Timeline of onchocerciasis ("About 21 million people were infected with this parasite in 2017; about 1.2 million of those had vision loss")
  • Timeline of trachoma ("As of 2011, about 21 million people are actively affected by trachoma, with around 2.2 million people being permanently blind or have severe visual impairment from trachoma. An additional 7.3 million people are reported to have trichiasis")

Subwiki projects

Subwiki purpose: "Mostly for in-depth exploration/understanding of specific topics, but still not in any sequence (so people can jump directly to a specific page)". Read this: [33]

  • Build summaries for organelles based on this model [34]
  • A table of plasmodia

Marking tools: Use ✔ ✘