Blogging and Competetive Advantage
Recently an article on web blogs mentioned Mark Jen, a Google employee, who was fired for blogging. "The fired Google worker isn't the only blogger to land on the unemployment lines. Delta Air Lines, Microsoft and Friendster, the on-line social networking service, have all allegedly canned hired help for blogging. Countless other employers are taking steps to prevent loose-lipped workers from disclosing company information on the Internet." The controversy now is whether the trade secrets that make companies different should be protected or the employees' rights to free speech.