Friday Poll Results: Does the company you work for block social networking sites?

Friday Poll Results: Does the company you work for block social networking sites?

by the_joseph on ‎24-02-2012 11:43 - last edited on ‎18-03-2014 02:02 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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2 Weeks ago we asked you if the company you work for blocks social networking sites?

 

314 of you let us know.

 

With a landslide percentage of 49%, you told us that your company does indeed block social networking sites.

 

Is this for productivity reasons? Are they restricting your communication? Are they not embracing this new market space?

 

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Comments
by turkeyphant on ‎24-02-2012 11:58
Nope. And I'd not work anywhere that did. As for music? My absolute faves are alternative ambient dubstep electronic experimental indie instrumental post rock progressive rock psychedelic psytrance shoegaze twee but I like tons of other stuff as well.
by hamishlaw on ‎24-02-2012 12:02

Perfectly understandable as we all know how easily we can be distracted :smileyembarrassed: The surprising number was how many have open access :smileysurprised:

by stealthybigboss2 on ‎24-02-2012 17:25
most do
by tim1974 on ‎25-02-2012 20:04

It's always for prouctivity reasons. Seen people spend all day playing games on facebook otherwise.

by jmatthews17 on ‎01-03-2012 10:52

Mine doesn't! I'm on right now! heheh! :smileyhappy: 

by cpcpcp on ‎02-03-2012 12:52

I have just had YouTube and Facebook blocked.

Adding to the blocked list next week will be Gmail and Hotmail

None of these have anything to do with work.

 

Google will be blocked and replaced by Duckduckgo.com and I expect, after it has been evaluated , to make them a contribution rather than have the adverts and data mining of Google

by tubah009 on ‎06-03-2012 21:56

wow theres a lot of people who have access to it :/ must be very distracting though

by eunice_h on ‎05-04-2012 22:05
I'm not sure I understand why companies restrict it - for most people, usage will be something like posting a quick message or IM a few times an hour (so about the same amount of time spent as people going for cig/water cooler breaks). Plus, no one really has 100% productivity except in the very short term, as that tends to result in burnout and stress. A bit of case of diminished returns!
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