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September 19, 2012


Toxic Torts

I was hoping I'd personally locate an write-up this way because of the info I needed to get our school assignment completed.... Many thanks.

Allison Shields

Web App Development: Thanks for your input.

There really wasn't an 'argument' to this post - it was showing different perspectives on productivity and social media. I think it all depends upon how you use these tools - they can help boost productivity, aid in engagement and ultimately boost the bottom line if used correctly (and by the right people within the organization), or they can devolve into unproductive time-wasting.

I think it's worthwhile to discuss what users are seeing, what the impact is at work, and how it can be improved.

Web App Development

If social media is burning 650 billion $ on - productivity its also bring in a 1200 billion as value add in making one more productive @ work ( ideas inputs speed reach and more) so the point is negated and a pointless argument.

John W.

Hi, thanks for showing us these infographics! If I were to say, social media sites are really affecting productivity at work unless if you are marketing a product through Facebook or by all means social media. I can prove it myself, I get addicted to Facebook and Twitter but thanks to our boss who provided us a productivity software (like Time Doctor). We’re now getting more work done while working less. It’s not intrusive and we’re happy to know that we’ve got rewards from our boss when we hit our target for the day.

Allison Shields

Good points, Hal. You can certainly measure the time a certain task or group of tasks takes away from your work, but who's to say that the same amount (or more) time might not be spent on yet another non-work task. And some of those "non-work" tasks may be more "productive" than others.


I like the info graphic that you've chosen. It's easy to follow and supports your topic with useful facts.

I think to an extent though, some of the calculations are misleading. Who is to say that the 3 minutes per day people spend tweeting would not be spent on some other leisure activity? Is it that employees would normally take a quick break and instead of going to the kitchenette for a drink of water, they spend that time checking their email?

In that case there are other effects to consider, such as the way the body suffers over time because people are spending breaks at their desk instead of walking or stretching.

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