Sweet Irony

The BBC has an article today entitled Facebook ‘costs businesses dear’, about social network sites and how they effect worker productivity. “According to employment law firm Peninsula, 233 million hours are lost every month as a result of employees “wasting time” on social networking.” Resulting in £ 130m ($180m USD) a day in wasted pay. The irony? At the bottom of the article are links all of your favorite social bookmark sites – including Facebook. An article at gartnerwebdev.com from June of this year covers some of the other issues associated with inappropriate internet use in the workplace, and offers some easy suggestions as to what can be done about it. OpenDNS is a great place to start, for those wishing to block specific sites as well as content categories like porn and phishing. Unless your the IT guy, have a look at these articles and sites on your break.

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