It's not such a big deal that one guy was fired because he said too much about internal company stuff on his blog ... but it is a big deal that companies don't generally have blogging standards.
An expansive communications policy is pretty important. Game companies, in particular, frequently encourage self-expression by allowing people to decorate their cubes in all kinds of crazy ways. It's easy for an employee to get the idea that such freedom extends in a bi-directional way to the outside world. In some companies that would be fine and in others it would not be fine.
It's all well and good to try to avoid bureacracy by having a minimal set of policies but the fact is people need and want direction and good management supplies it.
Nobody likes to be surprised.
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