Monday, April 26, 2010

Let's ban Facebook at work!


New research by managed security services company Network Box says that employees visit Facebook twice as often as Google at work.

That’s the kind of damning statistic to really get employers calling for a workplace ban on social media sites.

The research analysed around 13 billion URLs that had been visited by a sample of workplaces during the first quarter of this year.

So they must be accurate right?

Of course they’re accurate but how ‘bout we take a closer look at those Facebook related numbers.

According to Network Box 6.8% off all network traffic went to Facebook and 3.4% went to Google.

So yes Facebook is visited twice as often as Google at work. But it only accounts for 6.8% of all web traffic at work.

Which really isn’t very much at all. Is it?