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  Well, at least the harbinger of the Blogosphere Apocalypse has learned something from his recent experience. 

"What I didn't know was that the corporate culture at Google was a little more guarded than I had experienced. People weren't blogging about the culture and community at Google. It promoted secrecy as a competitive advantage, and I didn't realize that."

Many have called Mark a complete idiot but as the old saying goes: “There but for the grace of God go I”.  It could have been anybody.  It just took a perfect storm of circumstance to make it happen.  An exuberant 22 year old geek, a secretive corporate culture, and an SEC quiet period.  As I mentioned previously, it almost happened to a friend of mine just recently.  Fortunately for him, the winds changed and he was spared.

If ever three was an article on blogging that you should read and internalize, it’s this one.  Follow the Information Week link below to the full story.

Two weeks after getting canned, Mark Jen talks about what went wrong and how others can avoid his mistakes.



posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 10:14 AM