My name is danah boyd and I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder/president of Data & Society. Buzzwords in my world include: privacy, context, youth culture, social media, big data. I use this blog to express random thoughts about whatever I'm thinking.

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Blogophobic Companies

Someone recently asked me if i knew of companies that are blogophobic (i.e. have fired/threatened to fire people for blogging). Today, i ran across a reader-generated list of Blogophobic Companies/Organizations which includes a link to bloggers who were fired. I don’t know how accurate any of it is…

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  • Jeremy Wright, prolific technology blogger of, was fired for his blog this week, for a post he says he made a year ago, from the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg’s major downtown hospital. I am meeting Jeremy for coffee tonight at 8, to find out a little bit more about what happened.

  • There are thousands of others that were fired because of their blog or someone elses blog in which they were mentioned. There are many that were fired and simply didn’t blog about it.

    There is a common denominator in those firings – discretion. The wisdom to know what to talk about publicly and what to keep private.

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