Just to let you know that paper on the Microsoft study is online:
Efimova, L. & Grudin, J. (2007). Crossing boundaries: A case study of employee blogging. Proceedings of the Fortieth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-40). Los Alamitos: IEEE Press.
Between other things it provides some context for personal vs. business dimensions of employee blogging. But don’t expect everything to be clear in that respect – I’m currently reworking presentation and analysis to make things more explicit.
On a side note: I wonder how many ways of telling and retelling the story I’ll go through before ending up with something for the dissertation. It feels like a big messy forest and with each talk or paper version I’m exploring new ways to lead others through it. Somehow finding ‘the main path’ consists of making all kinds of little tours for all kinds of audiences…
Archived version of this entry is available at http://blog.mathemagenic.com/2006/11/23.html#a1859; comments are here.