Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired magazine, former publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog and publisher of the great Cool Tools newsletter, asks an unusual question on AskMetaFilter today:
What is the proper netiquette for editing a Wikipedia entry about yourself? I just stumbled upon mine recently. Since it is written in the third person there is the presumption of objectivity. But then, it is my life, and I am the world’s expert on it. What would you do?
I say go ahead and edit it. If somebody else doesn’t like what you wrote about yourself, they can change it. Wikipedia does a remarkable job of ironing these things out.
On a vaguely related note, I made my first-ever modifications to a Wikipedia article. I added a bit of information about Canadian theatre autuer Robert Lepage. We’ll see if it sticks.