Thursday, January 06, 2005

Dooced?

Nice piece from the BBC about how the growing trend of people being sacked for their blogs has spurned a new word to describe the phenomenon: being 'dooced'. UrbanDictionary.com defines"dooced" as "losing your job for something you wrote in your online blog, journal, website, etc." So how much do I get for that in Scrabble?

UPDATE (12 Jan 05): Waterstones employee joins the list of sacked bloggers, thanks to this blog. Note to Waterstones: you've probably increased traffic to his site a hundredfold.

UPDATE 2 (14 Feb 05): This article from CNET gives more examples, on the back of a Google employee losing his job following conflict over his blog postings.

UPDATE 3 (21 Feb 05): Now there's a bill of rights for bloggers, asserting their right not to get sacked (sorry, dooced). I was amused by the phrase 'blogophobic', though.

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