TechRepublic has published a number of posts related to employees' use of social media sites at work. Several topics covered include why you should not block social networking sites, how to block those sites if you decide to do so, and what to include in your social networking policy.
One related post that really got our members talking was Toby Wolpe's report of a survey that found "Access to social networks via mobile devices gives staff a 'virtual co-presence' with direct benefits for the business in which they work...". Many members who posted in the discussion questioned whether using social networks at work really could boost productivity.
We would like to hear from you about whether your company blocks social media sites. Then, in the comments, please tell us why or why not.
Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.