Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

As everyone should know, you are not allowed to edit your own Wikipedia article. The best practice for having edits made in an article about yourself is to add comments in the talk page of the article and ask neutral wikipedians to make the edits.

For awhile, I obsessed about the accuracy of the content in my article, but I realized after a bit that this was futile and now I go with the flow and enjoy my interactions with the Wikipedia community.

Sometimes the these exchanges become pretty funny. Here's an example. (Slightly edited for brevity...)

A few factual additions/deletions if anyone has time and is interested in doing update...
I'm now a Senior Visiting Researcher of Keio Research Institute at SFC. see program on this page as a neutral source: --Joi (talk) 02:41, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
I update it if Joi gets round to uploading some more photos :-) Davis Guggenheim is missing, if we get a photo of him I update his Profile as well.--SasiSasi (talk) 17:41, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Haha! So demanding. ;-)

Davis Guggenheim with daughter Stella

How's this? --Joi (talk) 23:51, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
dont want to come across as demanding, but can we have a picture without baby...? Its a lovely baby, but I guess if we have a picture of it in his article we have to establish its name and occupation, and origin. So no pressure.
by the way, I have created an article for Kevin Werbach and have submitted his and Susan Crawford's selection to lead the FCC review on "did you know.." If the nomination goes through (dunno, let see) this info should be on the front page in next couple of days. Could you upload a picture of him for his article?--SasiSasi (talk) 16:55, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
OK. I'll work on a better isolated picture of Davis. ;-) --Joi (talk) 17:37, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

How's this?
I'll try to get a better photo this summer when I'll see him again. --Joi (talk) 17:48, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for trying with Davis' picture :-) maybe try and take a picture when he is having less of a good time...--SasiSasi (talk) 18:04, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Added a photo to Kevin's article. --Joi (talk) 20:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Nice ta. I update your article.--SasiSasi (talk) 22:09, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the edit.--Joi (talk) 12:22, 22 November 2008 (UTC)


I volunteer to edit :)
it sounds that you outsourced a task because ethical questions, I think that is the first time :)


Joi, what part of this interaction makes you think this whole Wikipedia thing is good?

I just thought it was funny.

I want pictures of me. ~~~~

One time while visiting Norway as a kid, some people we were with were excited that we spied Jon Voight at a restaurant he was attending during a film festival. They got his autograph. One of those misc. kids with him no one paid attention to could in theory have been Angelina Jolie.

I'd keep the kid in there.

I haven't resorted to such measures yet, but did follow your lead by engaging in the discussion page

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