Facebook and Twitter increasingly banned at work

ScanSoft, an Internet security provider states that there has been a 20% increase in the number of companies choosing to block social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter at work.

The addition of social networking sites to “black lists” follows commonly banned content at work such as pornography, gambling sites, and file sharing applications.

Hit minimize! Hit minimize!

Hit minimize! Hit minimize!

Not everyone agrees with such decisions though…

“James Norrie, the associate dean and professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, harshly criticized the trend.

Instead, companies should be teaching their employees to use social media so they can promote the company’s brand online, he suggested.

Taking the privilege away will only encourage skilled workers to seek out more dynamic employers, he said.”

Well, sure. In an ideal world all empolyees would use use Facebook to efficiently schedule meetings, brainstorm with collegues who are away from the office, and promote the company online.

In reality though, I think we all know that the temptation to hatch eggs, create bumper stickers, and take compatibility tests is just strong to resist.

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Posted on September 1, 2009, in Social Networking and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. My office banned facebook last week. Really no big loss. I know people who spend hours on fb at work.

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