Today’s Wisconsin State Journal has an article about the implications of blogging at the workplace. Some companies are starting to create policies for employees that blog about their jobs. From the article:
A few companies actually do encourage personal, unofficial blogs and have policies defining do’s and don’ts for employees who post online. They recognize that there can be value in engaging customers through thoughtful blogs.
Sun Microsystems Inc. encourages blogging, offering server space for personal blogs but warning bloggers not to reveal secrets or make financial disclosures that might violate securities law. Sun also offers advice on how to keep blogs interesting.
Christopher Cobey, an employment lawyer at the Littler Mendelson law firm’s Silicon Valley office, said publicity over recent blog-related firings has prompted increased inquiries from companies about developing policies.