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dooced

To be fired because of comments made about the company by an employee on a personal blog. Heather Armstrong coined the phrase in 2002 after losing her job because of blog entries about work. Coworkers called her "Dooce" because she made so many misspellings typing "doode" as a joke to emphasize the "oo" in dude. For more information, visit www.dooce.com. See blog.
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The incident inadvertently spawned a new verb: getting "dooced," or being fired for blogging.
(34) A new term, dooced, has been coined to refer to being fired for speech online, especially writing on blogs.
Armstrong, a stay-at-home morn in the Salt Lake City area with the dubious distinction of being one of the first people fired for what she wrote on her blog (an event that created the term to be "dooced" which, according to the Urban Dictionary, means to be fired from your job because of your blog).
Marc Cote, Comment, Getting Dooced: Employee Blogs and Employer Blogging Policies Under the National Labor Relations Act, 82 WASH L.
5, 2005, at 6D (explaining that bloggers fired for their blog postings have been "dooced" by employers and describing situation of blogger fired from a web designer job for controversial postings about her work and co- workers); Michael Seamark & Peter Allen, An Intimiate Internet Diary and the Sacking of the Secretary Who Calls Herself La Petite Anglaise, LONDON DAILY MAIL, July 19, 2006 (secretary fired because her employer believed her blog brought the company into disrepute).