The BBC just picked up on this term, meaning, “losing your job for something you wrote in your online blog, journal, website, etc.” The definition comes from urbandictionary.com and is dated 26 Feb. 2004, but the term’s been around a lot longer. An excellent account of being dooced is on dooce.com. I’ve added one or two other links (see right) to work-related blogs.
Gordon bust a wee gasket yesterday about another BBC article that played down the significance of blogging. It’s perhaps difficult to maintain a sense of perspective when ABC News calls bloggers “People of the Year”. Yet the truth is that the most common working instrument in the world is more likely to be a hoe and not a keyboard. (In case you forgot, a hoe is used for digging the ground, not for polishing your bling bling.)
As I commented on Gordon’s post, very wisely I might add, “when the wind is whistling round your ankles, which would you consider the greatest innovation: indoor plumbing or the Internet?”