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Case study: don't get mad, get online!

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In 2005 the word 'blog', meaning an on-line journal or web log which is regularly updated by the author, entered the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time. Figures collected by academic researchers and other internet monitoring organisations suggest that by the time the word made it into the dictionary there were about 30 million blogs in existence, and the numbers were increasing at the rate of about 70,000 per day. Not all blogs are about work, but the fact that life in the office or workplace is a significant part of many people's lives means that many blogs include references to work, bosses, colleagues and customers along other normal daily experiences, opinions about news events and so on. A number of blogs are specifically about work and these are the ones which tend to hit the headlines, usually when an employee gets into trouble for airing their opinions about the organisation they work for in the blogosphere.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement and organisational behaviour
EditorsL. Mullins
Place of PublicationHarlow
PublisherFinancial Times Prentice Hall
Pages287-290
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780273708889
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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