Friday, April 18, 2014

#Wikidata - awards and politics

Edward Snowden received the Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize. For some Mr Snowden and the Ridenhour prize may be controversial. However, it does not mean that they are irrelevant or not notable. The award has been added to Wikidata together with many of its recipients.

Several of the recipients do not have a Wikipedia article and that is fine.. This may change. The Ridenhour prize was named after a Mr Ridenhour. He was a journalist and he received the George Polk Prize. This was not obvious because on the article there was no reference to the category. This has been remedied.

The world is an imperfect place and we can improve it by cherishing the people who matter. By stating the obvious, by sharing in the sum of all knowledge.
Thanks,
      GerardM

PS This is the George Polk Award Recipients category and, this is its Reasonator entry.
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