Dell Computer: "Go Ahead, Blog About Fly Fishing"

March 26, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Dell and other big corporations are trying to draw the line on employee blogging — unless it pertains to personal interests. So we’re calling on all Dell employees who also fly fish to spend more time blogging about our favorite sport. “‘If the subject matter crosses over into hobbies or people’s personal lives, ‘there would be no rationale for us to get involved in that,’ Pearson said in a phone interview Tuesday. Translation: ‘If someone is a fisherman and they want to talk about fly fishing outside of work, then that’s not our business, it’s personal,’ said Pearson. ‘But if someone is going to talk about notebooks and anything related to Dell, they have to say they’re from Dell.'” Anne Broach on CNET News.