Posted by: Tony Carson | 20 August, 2007

Facebook surfers cost their bosses billions

Monitoring your friends moods and movements is costing the Australian economy up to $5 billion a year, estimates an internet security company. The culprit, of course is Facebook.

So what to do? Ban Facebook during company hours?

Ah, well, no.

SurfControl chairman Richard Cullen told Australian radio that banning Facebook from work computers was not necessarily the best way to combat time wasting, as the site encouraged socializing, which in turn made people happier to work longer hours.

So, it would seem Facebook doesn’t cost the company $5 billion after all, they just have to keep their doors open a little longer or earlier for their happy little employees.

The Reuters story is here: Facebook surfers cost their bosses billions


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