Microsoft Corporate Blog Policy

By Deane Barker on June 17, 2003

Microsoft Blog Policy Coming Down the Pike?: A few weeks ago, we wondered when this would happen. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, given that the GotDotNet blogs are hugely popular and Sun has launched its own blog site.

Some Microsoft employee blogs are hosted on the company’s GotDotNet site. But the majority are not, and are built and maintained by individuals in their own free time. Some Microsoft blogs address the usual personal matters: books read, movies seen, restaurants visited. Others are all about the finer points of writing managed code using .Net. Most seem to fall somewhere in between.

Where does the corporate reach end? Never before has it been so easy to disseminate information. Where does the line between employee and private citizen end? Go read The Cluetrain Manifesto for one opinion.