An article over at the Washington Post website caught my eye. Titled Free Speech—Virtually , it discusses a growing trend of companies laying down guidelines on what their employees who maintain weblogs are allowed to discuss on their blogs related to the company they work for. It would seem that with the booming popularity of blogs there are more and more folks losing their jobs over things they have written in relation to their work life. Rather than leave their employees with doubts about what they can and can’t write about, many companies appear to be laying it down in writing.
This is in part why I’ve made little mention of where I work beyond the fact that I do IT support and that it’s for one of the big three automakers. Ah! The joys of free speech!