Monday, October 27, 2014

#Wikidata - #dead in #2014

A milestone is often a reason for celebration. Wikidata now knows about more than 10.000 people who died in 2014. This is more than is known for all of 2013 in Wikidata but we "know" about 4292 more people who died in 2013. For 2014 the death of some 329 humans is waiting to be registered and obviously there are two more months to go.

People wonder what the attraction is, killing people of. Registering a death is not nice; it is only worthwhile because of the potential it has:
  • Reasonator displays the latest information
  • Wikipedias can compare what it knows and what Wikidata knows
  • External sources can compare what they know and what we know
  • It can trigger attention for the people who died
It takes time for such effects to be realised..
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