Microsoft .Net Blogs

By Deane Barker on May 31, 2003 is an official Microsoft site (check the copyright at the bottom). It’s a “community site” related to all things .Net. What’s interesting is the number of blogs that Microsoft hosts there — blogs from its own employees: Andrew Conrad, Korby Parnell, etc. In fact, “blogs” is the first option on the site menu.

I’m curious as to the control Microsoft has over these blogs? Do they have right of review? Right of refusal? Can they force the author to take something down? Do they have to approve everything that goes up? I’ll email this entry to some of the blog authors and see if they want to answer any of the questions.

Nonetheless, it’s good to see a big corporation embrace blogs like this, even though some interesting questions come up in terms of legal liability and freedom of speech. This is The Cluetrain Manifesto in practice.



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