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Remembering Aretha Franklin on Wikipedia - Story by Stephen Harrison
I've been really curious about the people who quickly update Wikipedia when a famous person dies...
What kind of person wants to share this sad news with the world within a matter of minutes? What motivates them?
After today's announcement about Aretha Franklin, I had the opportunity to share a story about this for Slate.
Turns out, there's something more going on here than a simple race to announce a death. Thanks as always and hope you enjoy the piece.