Posted by: Tony Carson | 23 October, 2007

Making it on Wikipedia

You haven’t really made it until you get your own page on Wikipedia. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are now 224,785 biographies of living people on the site, up from 177,512 in January and 93,392 in January 2006.

And those biographies get read. Wikipedia is the eighth most-visited U.S. destination on the Internet with 52.8 million unique visitors in September, according to comScore Media Metrix. Worldwide it attracted 210.8 million visitors.

Wikipedia doesn’t allow people to post profiles of themselves, as they can on Facebook and the rest. Instead, Wikipedia entries are earned. “If someone is notable or successful in their field, they’ll end up in Wikipedia,” Jim Wales, the 41-year-old who founded Wikipedia in January 2001, said in an interview.

The full article is here:  Wikipedia page the latest status symbol

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