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J. Crew Bans Employees From Blogging and Using Facebook and Twitter

Geek Out: What's Your Office's Policy on Blogging?

An internal document reveals that employees of J. Crew are not allowed to blog at work, but wait — their definition of blogging is not just limited to keeping a personal online diary, it's also "any other form of posting information on the Internet, such as postings on a personal web site, business networking, social networking or affinity web site, on a bulletin board, or in a chat room."

I assume that means Facebook and Twitter, which employees are further instructed to not mention J. Crew if they are going to post anything anywhere. Fine if you don't have much to say about work, but they really stick a fork in it when they say, "Do not engage in blogging using any company resources." There go your Twitter updates about what you're eating for lunch.

I understand that the company wants to protect its image and interests, but we all know how cranky it makes worker bees to be denied their Facebook time.

Does your company have a stringent blogging/Facebook/Twitter policy?

Photo courtesy of AMC

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