I like Wikipedia a lot. But it infuriates me than while major incumbents in any sector are “notable” enough to be worthy of an entry, small firms, or new ideas, are not. Its bizarre that while RedMonk is cited repeatedly in the knowledge base, when people have tried to create an entry for us it got blocked by an editor.
I would think I were being paranoid where it not for the fact when I met Jimmy Wales a while back his answer when I asked him about the issue was:
“you need to get better PR”.
That is – use a public relations firm to get citations from print publications.
From print publications? From print publications? What the hell are we doing here? Newspapers are going out of business left right and center. Print publications. Bah.
I still love to use Wikipedia, but I do think the obsession with Hits is kind of weird for a Net property. It hurts innovators.