A new survey of 2,500 British employers has revealed the impact the social media channels have made on businesses in the UK, although possibly not in the productive way you might think.

The research, conducted by PR firm Lewis Communications and IT firm HCL Technologies discovered that almost half of all British employers have banned Twitter and Facebook from the workplace, which perhaps suggests a continuing naivety of the benefits of social media for all businesses, and also raises questions about employee rights.

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