Yes up… not down. Several Intel employees are posting their suggestions here and here for what the company’s blogging guidelines should be:

  1. Follow the existing corporate public communication rules on privacy, confidentiality, etc.
  2. Respect other people
  3. Be passionate and interesting – write on what you’re excited about…

As you may recall, Intel CEO Paul Otellini has an internal blog whose contents were leaked to the San Jose Mercury News in February 2005. Intel’s leaked blog (16-page PDF)

Note how careful the employees are to say that these are suggestions only. Jack (last name?) adds:

[Update: I was reminded that I’m required to add this: The content
of this message is my personal opinion only and although I am an
employee of Intel, the statements I make here in no way represent
Intel’s position on the issue, nor am I authorized to speak on behalf
of Intel on this matter.
…etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.]

I’m trying to find out a lot more about Intel’s internal blog for my book. Anyone have a contact they can direct me to? My email and contact info are in the right-hand column if you don’t want to leave a comment. Thanks hugely.