"... office policies written without Web 2.0 sites in mind ..."
Right, like making your IT policy web-2.0 ready is soooo difficult:
$ diff -U12 it-policy-1.0.txt it-policy-2.0.txt
--- it-policy-1.0.txt 2008-06-25 18:44:10.742129000 +0100
+++ it-policy-2.0.txt 2008-06-25 18:44:27.914223800 +0100
@@ -71,24 +71,25 @@
of such use is the downloading, viewing, listening to, posting, or circulation of information, e-mail messages, images, audio files or other data which are or which $MYCOMPANY may reasonably consider to be offensive or inappropriate. This will include material which is or could be perceived as being:
obscene or pornographic; or
racist, sexist or discriminatory or offensive in any other way (including, but not limited to, on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion); or
politically extreme; or
untrue, abusive or malicious; or
bullying or harassment.
+NO EFFING BADGERS!
The question of what constitutes offensive material is not one for the sender to determine - it is the effect on the recipient which is important.
Users should not therefore pass on any material which even risks causing offence to any recipient. Whether or not the user intends to cause offence and whether or not the user himself finds the material offensive is irrelevant. For this reason the circulation of e-mails and other materials containing strong language or jokes is not permitted.
The IT Department shall periodically audit passwords for security, and if