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TBS Uses Blog To Distribute MLB Production Information

Thursday, August 28, 2008 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 9:39 AM, under , ,

Athens, GA (Aug 28, 2008) - There are many ways that organizations can and do use blogs to communicate information. Some use them internal for conversations and information sharing. Some have external blogs to create and shape their image, and to open up conversations with customers, vendors, and suppliers. Turner Broadcasting (TBS) is using a blog in a way that is perfect for blogs, but maybe not the best way to distribute potentially confidential information. They are using it to distribute technical and production schedule information for their major league baseball crews.



It is somewhat surprising that TBS is doing this, as it is distributing information that applies to the travel and work days of their crews. It is even more surprising that the blog is not hosted on a Turner system, but on a blog hosting and information service. But they are and it is, and of course that means Google will find it. So if you are curious and want to see who has been working on this year's TBS MLB broadcasts, take a look at the TBS MLB Production blog.

Currently have 8 comments:

  1. Mark says:

    Ok, you are worried about private and confidential information leaking out because they are using a blog, but you have no problem pointing everyone to where it is.
    Brilliant.
    Gee, wonder how long before you get an email from TBS to take this down.

  1. They would have no legal basis to ask for the removal of this post link. Hopefully they will look at it in terms of how they manage and distribute their information.

    If an organization publishes information they may consider to be confidential, it is THEIR responsibility to remove the content.

  1. Mark says:

    Oh, yes, you are such the savior.
    If you are gonna hide behind the "they have no legal basis" argument, even you know it shouldn't be there.

  1. Mark says:

    And also, why is it THEIR responsibility to make sure that people like you don't make it public? I question your motives...are you a person that Turner won't hire anymore? Do they need you as a hero to see the error of their ways?

  1. Never said I was trying to be a savior. And I am not hiding behind an argument.

    It is THEIR responsibility because they are the owners of the data. If there had been truly confidential information, such as employee addresses or social security numbers, I would never have published a link. I would have contacted them directly and told them about the problem (and would not be expecting anything in return).

    There are no motives, I have only worked for Turner twice back in the early 1990's, and have no interest/desire to work for them again because I would have to travel to do that.

    So if you have an axe to grind with me, at least have the courage/backbone to post comments with a full name and email address (or just email me offline).

    Have a great day!

  1. Actually there is an evil motive: to make people think about what they are doing when they make information available online.

  1. Doug says:

    Can I clear up some misconceptions, as the author of the site?

    There is absolutely no confidential or private information on the site. The site is maintained as a way for the crews to get the latest information on our show schedules, and setup procedures at the stadiums we travel to.

    It's a fantastic way to use the web for some necessary corporate communications, particularly when our freelance crews live all over the country.

    Thanks!

  1. Doug,

    Thanks for posting. I think the original post may have been misinterpreted by Mark. As I said there, a blog is a perfect, easy to use tool for the distribution of such information.

    My only questions were (and are) why Turner did not provide this service internally and is there possible confidential information that could be exposed, posted?

    Mark's most recent comments have not and will not be approved because of personal attacks he included in them, but I want to address one question he asked in one of them (regards my last comment):

    "Yeah, ok. Then post about every web site you see do that, not just television entities".

    Why would I post about non-television entities on this site, which has a media focus. If you look at my other site, The Business Controls Caddy, you will find that I DO post about other sites.companies that have messed up with data, and I have not been gentle about it. It is not likely you have been to any of my business risk presentations where I give example after example. It is also not likely that you have read my article from Corporate Compliance Solutions Advisor Magazine entitled "Managing the Business Risk of Blogs."

    So Mark, please do not make assumptions unless you know the whole story.

    Doug, thanks for commenting, and feel free to contact me offline at any time.

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