Just recently, in a Wikipedia talk-page debate about the significance of the Alliance of the Libertarian Left, the True Intentions of the Agorists, etc., someone asked the interesting, if slightly incoherent question:
Why aren’t “Shawn Wilbur” and “Brad Spangler” have Wikipedia articles if they are notable people? Who are these people?
Who, indeed? Well, it turns out that yours truly does have a Wikipedia article dedicated to him. On it, we learn the following:
Now you know.
Funny, though, that’s far from the first indication I’ve had that my work is taken more seriously in Scandanavia (and Turkey) than in the English-speaking world. Much of my work from the ’90s, on internet culture isses and virtual community, has been translated into various languages. Only yesterday, I read an interesting scrap of debate over my chapter in Internet Culture, or tried to read it, after finding an online Swedish-English translator.