So maybe you’re not allowed to answer questions like this, but how do you go about expressing your opinion on something in a very critical environment like the Internet? What happens if you *don’t* like something and are you obligated to only say that you do? — anonymous
I’m not certain I’ve ever been obligated to say that I like something when I don’t. This is, of course, only my personal experience (other companies may work differently), but nobody has ever come up to me and said I need to say I like something… or reprimanded me for an opinion I expressed.
There are definitely rules regarding what we can and can’t talk about publicly. We can’t, for instance, talk about unannounced projects. Even with announced projects, we can’t talk about features and things which haven’t been publicly discussed yet. There is a timeline for when these things are to happen, determined by people whose job it is to deal with a project’s marketing, and it would be more than a little disconcerting for them to have others shooting off at the hip without clearance. This goes double for a publicly-traded company.