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Lace in Wikipedia

February 11, 2020 2:48 PM | Mary Mangan

There was an interesting discussion today on the dearth of lace information in Wikipedia. I noticed this when I was trying to learn the history and styles as well.

Maybe there's an edit-a-thon that could be organized somehow. Add some great photos. This would be a way to introduce new people to the hobby and connect them with the organizations.

Twitter thread [no pun intended] starts here:

https://twitter.com/GretchenAMcC/status/1227060591350566912

Every so often, you end up down a Wikipedia rabbit hole that reminds you how Wikipedia's editorship being 85-90% male creates huge content gaps for certain topics, especially those more typically associated with women Today's example: Battenberg lace

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

Comments

  • February 20, 2020 10:14 PM | Carolyn Wetzel
    What a great idea, Mary! I'll bring it up at our next meeting.
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