Metrobloggers of the internets, our founding father, Sean Bonner, is being targetted by Wikipedia ne’er-do-wells as a shameless self-promoter and general bad guy. As such, they’ve scheduled the Wikipedia article on Metroblogging for deletion.
Now this isn’t one of those Arthur Dent-style situations where we can’t do anything about the situation; far from it. Register for a user account on Wikipedia and join the throng of supporters shouting “Keep”, at least virtually. Better yet, be a good Wikipedian and write some more content for the article.
Here’s the text of my comment to the powers-that-be:
I’m a Metroblogging author and I think that information about this blogging community should be available on the Wikipedia. Weblogs, Inc. and Gawker Media have Wikipedia pages, and the Metroblogging concept is similar, so why delete this article?
I make some good points, mainly that the two other large players in the for-profit blogosphere, Weblogs, Inc. and Gawker Media both have Wikipedia entries. Choosing to delete Metroblogging is nothing short of discrimination.
UPDATE: It looks like the Metroblogging article will be kept! I’m off to make some edits right now.