Australia – SAVE FRANK ARRIGO!!! (wikipedia)

Quick Quick! They want to kill him! Oh poor Frank. *cries* Even if you aren’t much of a fan of Microsoft, you have to like Frank!

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Frank Arrigo

Last week, an entry about me was added to Wikipedia.

This kicked off a good old fashioned Wikipedia style debate, and the article is being considered for deletion “in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy.


I haven’t edited the entry and I didn’t coerce anyone else to contribute to it.

Right now, there are 10 deletes (including 4 strong deletes) to 6 keeps.

Looks like the days of the article are numbered.

Wikipedia Virgins: You have to go to Frank’s page for deletion, clicking Edit This Page then write something like:

*”’Keep”’ Frank is Australia’s Scoble. We may have a small population but we deserve our own expert du jour. Delete Frank, Delete Scoble’s page. Unless wikipedia is US centric? ~~~~

Trust me, it won’t hurt. The four tildes (next to the 1 key) will auto-put in your username and time. Let’s save FRANK!!!! (If you have a blog, please pass the message on?) No-one gets to beat up our Geeks – ‘cept me! :p

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

2 thoughts on “Australia – SAVE FRANK ARRIGO!!! (wikipedia)

  1. Hmm Nick this is a tough one. They are so overwhelmed in the US with Web 2.0 personalities that they don’t realise how rare it is to have an Aussie one. Does that make it right to include/exclude Frank from Wikipedia? I don’t know…

    And why do we insist on relying on links to traditional media and publishing to justify the impact of a Web 2.0 evangelist in Wikipedia? By the way, the fact that Australian Financial Review took away the article is just another nail in their coffin. Grrr.

    There isn’t a person in the *scene* here who doesn’t have a Frank story – behind the scenes at networking, or up at an event, or sponsoring something. Or just flaunting his meego avatar. 😛 But it’s hard to quantify big fishies in small ponds. And we ARE small compared to the reach of US evangelists. 🙁

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