Businessweek articleBig Brother is Reading You discusses how we, the bloggers, are being viewed and re-viewed by not just our fellow bloggers, but by school officials, bosses, etc. But the article's tone emphasizes the negatives of blogging and makes it look like we're all doing this just to trash our bosses--and will all get fired for it. Ubiquitous generalizations like "getting fired for blog entries is so common now..." are annoying. It would be nice to see phrases like this backed up with some solid figures on the numbers. Or is this just a Silicon Valley phenomenon?
The piece notes that Dooce's traffic's doubled, but also neglects to mention that Dooce is now known for being a parenting authority more than she is known for being "dooced."
There is also little mention how blogs are, for many, becoming an integral part of their professional identities. A little better research on the part of Businessweek on this phenomenon, rather then perpetuating the old saws about anonymity and trashing the boss, would be greatly appreciated.
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