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Twitter’s widely-anticipated IPO is just around the corner, and, for many analysts, it would seem to make sense to speculate on Twitter’s fortunes based on what has happened to Facebook (and, to a lesser extent, LinkedIn), and their IPO, given that Twitter and Facebook are, you know, kind of the same.
Did you know that productivity losses from non-work related internet surfing have been pegged at high as 40 percent and, despite this, just 15 percent of businesses have an office social media policy?
Subsequently, platforms like Twitter and Facebook have become a veritable haven for time suckage during office hours, and many businesses are taking action, with more than half (54 percent) completely blocking these channels at work. These platforms aren’t their only concerns, however – 33 percent of employees check their email multiple times a day, and 70 percent of all internet porn traffic occurs during the office hours of nine to five.
New data from Statista suggests that nearly 10% of Americans access Twitter during normal work hours.
Moreover, a full 29% of Americans admit to visiting Facebook during work hours every single day. Is that why employers block access to Facebook for 19.4% of Americans and Twitter for 15.1%?
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