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C|NET's Blogging-on-the-job FAQ

C|NET is blowing this out of proportion, but they have an interesting article discussing known facts about the status and safety of blogging and the potential effects on your employment. Why do I say they're blowing this out of proportion? Why, because of a) the small number of people who've been threatened by their employer over their blogging, versus b) the huge number of people who are employeed and who blog.

Re: Blogs don't get people fired

Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Using guns.

In this case I agree with the sentiment, it wasn't blogging that got Mark Jens fired, but blabbing.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to read the particular Jens post that caused the ruckus. If it was truly about employee benefits, I don't know what he has to complain about. I've been on Google's campus, and it's very nicely appointed, and they have the creme de la creme of employee benefits: Free Drinks.

Another one bites the dust

In Blogging and "information ownership" I discussed blogging and some challenges that arise when employees blog about their company. Several people have been "let go" from their jobs (fired, that is) over what they've written about their employers. Even when they do so outside company time, and on their own websites.

Blogging and "information ownership"

People are starting Weblogs in growing numbers, but the owner of the content isn't always clear This is the headline of John Foley's Information Week column, Jan. 31, 2005. In the column he discusses the growth of blogging, and especially the issue of ownership.