Top 10 sites banned at work (screenshots)
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ntOpenDNS, a provider of DNS-based security and infrastructure services, released its list of sites that were most often blocked by businesses in 2010. The most obvious reason for most of the sites on the list is to minimize distractions and keep workers productive. I even found out that my company blocks one of these sites.
ntNo surprise here as Facebook was the most blocked site by businesses with almost one in four (23 percent) trying to put the clamps on social networking site.
ntThe full list.
ntMySpace was the second most blocked site at the office by 13 percent of businesses.
ntYou can’t watch any funny videos from YouTube at 11.9 percent of workplaces.
ntDoubleclick ads and tracking are taboo at 5.7 percent of businesses.
ntNo. 5 Twitter is considered a problem at 4.2 percent of businesses.
ntPersonal email is apparently considered a problem at 2.1 percent of businesses.
ntManagers at 2.1 percent of workplaces don’t want their employees tempted by the social networking of Google.
ntTracking cookies from ad.yieldmanager.com are blocked by 1.8 percent of business sites including mine.
ntSharing with Meebo is not allowed at 1.6 percent places of work.
ntYou can’t follow your auctions at the 10th most-blocked site at work – eBay.
ntThe full list: