Obscure google doodle catches Wikipedia Flat Footed

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Obscure google doodle catches Wikipedia Flat Footed

Post by wexter » Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:39 pm

A "google doodle" "creating hoopla" on an obscure Indian meteorologist, famous only for being old and "female," catches Wikipedia flatfooted. It seems that a "Google Doodle" is all that is required to spawn a flurry of "wire service" activity that then trickles down into Wikipedia.

Ironically, the "irrelevant" subject of the Google Doodle seems to think that being "female" was totally irrelevant.

Its all very similar to "Jessica Wade's" mission to find Women Scientists for Wikipedia where there are few/none.
https://www.wikipediasucks.co/forum/vie ... hp?p=20865
Being on a mission to represent women scientists on Wikipedia does not create more women scientists; it does have the result of adding insignificant scientists that happen to be women to Wikipedia.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Anna+Ma ... e&ie=UTF-8

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Mani

"On 23 August 2022, Google honoured Mani with a Google Doodle on her 104th birth anniversary.[8]"

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