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IBM Employees: Blogging and Policies


IBM today is publishing an announcement on its Intranet site encouraging all 320,000+ employees world wide to consider engaging actively in the practice of "blogging"...

Whether or not an IBMer chooses to create or participate in a blog or a wiki or other form of online publishing or discussion is his or her own decision. However, it is very much in IBM's interest -- and, we believe, in each IBMer's own -- to be aware of this sphere of information, interaction and idea exchange...

Very nice. I think more companies should actively encourage and reward employees who participate in blogging and "wiki-ing". Communication (being able to communicate and write effectively) is one of the most important aspects of any job, especially a job in technology. Participating in these online discussions only makes one better at such.

For the people that don't "get it"; no harm, no foul. You're just not as cool as us... ;-)