Wikipedia Blogging Irony

I looked today at Wikipedia’s entry on blogging, and discovered two ironies.

  1. The entry on blogging — an inherently democratic, user-centric activity — is protected from non-administrator editing
  2. The entry has had mention of my own 1999-launched GrokSoup product, one of the first hosted blogging companies, incorrectly edited out.


  1. Not quite right; the entry is “semi-protected” (, i.e. you have to have a Wikipedia account and it has to be more than four days old.