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News Social networking costs firms £130 million a day

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 10 Sep 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    My work bans very little to be fair, however it does ban most of the photo site making the project logs/ the general forum and the photography forum kinda difficult since i don't get the pictures. I'm not a social type so i don't know about Facebook et al
     
  3. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    At school you're only allowed Facebook in the top 2 years and Myspace is banned (its full of emo's.) becuase we used to spend far to much time on it.

    So now I just use a Proxy instead...
     
  4. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    does bit-tech count as social network site?

    /sarcasm off

    honestly...

    i've never in my live been to facebook... i dont have a myspace or other such sites account... but i sure spend a lot of time on sites like bit-tech or xtremesystems...
     
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    Guest-23315 Guest

    Facebook is God!
     
  6. d3fiant

    d3fiant New Member

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    I work for a large financial company in the UK, we have recently had bandwidth problems and it turned out in the last 30 days facebook is the largest culprit of this, and is some 4 times the next highest offender. We have roughly 12k UK employees and it turns out there is a uk community for our company on facebook with over 5k people, thats nearly half our UK workforce.......its crazy
     
  7. cjoyce1980

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    facebook is homo!
     
  8. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Now now, just cause your more anti social than me. No need for names :D
     
  9. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Do they really think the UK workforce is that productive?

    Gimmie a break.
     
  10. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    I dunno, it's more email and bit-tech for me.

    Don't tell my bo.... oh, bugger, I'm self-employed.

    P
     
  11. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Before the internet we just talked to each other, face-to-face. Or disappeared into the toilet with a magazine. Your headline would be
     
  12. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    I can agree with that, I'd probably say my day isn't complete without a few hours of facebooking, but mainly because I hate my job, I reckon this is the common factor.
     
  13. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Only those workers that use MySpace should be sacked, the rest should be congratulated for not using a piece of emo-**** website.
     
  14. aggies11

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    If social networking costs that many millions, imagine how much lunches and break time sets them back. We should go ahead and ban those too! Heck, getting up from your desk to go to the bathroom is lost productivity also, so why not chain/tether employees to their desks!

    Seriously, a happy employee is a productive one. Many people hate their jobs, and if the internet is how the cope and not blow their brains out, then it's a good thing.

    Aggies
     
  15. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    *poke*
     
  16. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    *Throws sheep at RTT*
     
  17. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Most forums and social networking sites are blocked where I work, however, bit-tech is fine :)

    Myspace isn't blocked, but probably because it's part of the Group I work for, not that I actually use it anyway.
     
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    Er… even if it were… so what? :confused:
     
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    I guess you can only claim that this costs businesses money if the emplyees actually worked the time they spend on social networking sites, which, i doubt, they will just waste the time some other way
     
  20. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    I read technology sites on occasion (i.e. everyday) at work.. I relagate all those social networking sites to home-use however.
     
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