Then came the Obama. Rest assured, the only diversity tolerated is the kind that agrees with whatever they say. Or think, because they can’t always say what they think. So I started deleting particular kinds of entries.
But they had other internal problems at Journalspace. They had a disgruntled employee. One night the employee overwrote everything that everyone had posted since the beginning. Six years of data was suddenly gone; pictures, stories, games, videos, comments, music, people, all gone. And a great Oy arose from the bloggers who suddenly could not find their blogs.
I said Oy too, but I only lost 3 years’ worth. But the stuff I would have deleted was suddenly deleted for me all at once. I merrily stepped out into a pristine virtual nothingness, like logging into an unfamiliar chat room and discovering you’re the only one there. I mean, what’s the point of that?
What got me started at Journalspace really was Queen of Sky. I found a news link to a story about a flight attendant who had been FIRED due to the content of her blog on Journalspace. She wrote about everything, posted a few pictures of herself in uniform draped across a row of seats in an empty aircraft, and voila she got fired over it.
While some Journalspace bloggers posted entries about everything, the lesson of Queen of Sky was clear: if you hope to stay employed, never ever blog about your job. So that’s really one of the cardinal Codes of Conduct, and I haven’t seen anything to indicate Spaces would represent you in a labor case blah blah blah