Well, OK, I won’t tell you what to do, but I’ll tell you what I just did: I cancelled my Friendster account (Friendster is a social networking company), because they fired an employee for blogging (participating in social networks).
There’s been some coverage of the issue on weblogs and in more mainstream media
- Fired for Blogging
- Clueless Newbie: Friendster
- Why we owe Troutgirl our thanks
- Friendster fires developer for blog [CNET]
Frankly, I wasn’t using my Friendster account anyway; my LinkedIn account is more useful, and my Orkut account is more interesting. Friendter was trapped in-between being useful and being fun, which meant it was pretty useless. So cancelling my account to send a (tiny) message seemed like a reasonable thing to do.
After all, I have this blog, and someday I might be working 9-5 again…