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Do you need a blog policy? Ask yourself 3 questions

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Employment policies often must adapt to changes in culture and technology, and the explosion of blogs is one such example.

Blogs are short for Web logs, a person's stream of consciousness commentary published on a Web site. Bloggers may provide "you are there" coverage of events or blather on about any subject (or no subject).

Some employers have embraced blogging as a way for employees to collaborate, create or spread the word about the organization.

But other employees fill blogs with less than productive content. Disgruntled employees have used their blogs to attack current or former employers, spread gossip about co-workers or even publish suggestive pictures of themselves. (Delta Airlines fired a flight attendant because her "Queen of the Sky" blog revealed a photo of her wearing her uniform and lounging on airplane seats in a racy pose.)

The question is: When should employers step in, and when should you leave emp...(register to read more)

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