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The guy that got fired by CNN by blogging story

I was recently speaking at a conference in SMX and one of the topics I talked about was online reputation management, while me and my colleagues where talking afterwards one of the mentioned a story that I am writing about.  A producer at CNN (ex producer now) had his own blog and wrote about pop culture, politics and media, guy was recovering from a surgery and used his dead time to write and as sometimes happens his site became quite popular. Never revealing anything that could connect him to his employer he wrote about topics that where close to his heart but eventually someone found out at CNN and when the guy returned to his job his bossed called him and he was told that opinions had surfaced that had his name pined to it and he was fired. It was against the company handbook to do what he had been doing.
The moral of the story? Read the Company handbook before you start blogging and think before you write.

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Kristjan Mar Hauksson is the founder and director of search and online communications at Nordic eMarketing. The company specializes in multilingual online communications, organic search engine optimization, and marketing through several verticals such as tourism, finance, government, and pharmaceuticals. It helps companies gain international visibility online and to use the Internet as a communication channel; it also provides consultation in web content management systems and analytics solutions. Hauksson is on the board of directors of SEMPO, on the Advisory board for Bing Advertising and founded the Iceland SEO/SEM forum. He has been involved in developing Internet solutions since 1996, and involved in search engine optimization and marketing since 1997. He is a publish author on the topic of Internet Marketing and among other co-authored the acclaimed Global Search Engine Marketing.
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