9 thoughts on “Fire Scoble, he’s Facebooking again!

  1. Just a comment: can anyone actually *find* the original research for the study? I’m a librarian and I’m having a hard enough time. Perhaps you have to give Peninsula some money to see the actual data?

    There’s more at stake here when a consulting company can put out a press release and have their name plastered all over tarnation, without ever having to show their work. Considering they are painting most of society in a bad light, you’d think they should have some sort of accountability to the public on this issue. ie. Howzabout making some of that data public so we can comment on it for real?

  2. Just a comment: can anyone actually *find* the original research for the study? I’m a librarian and I’m having a hard enough time. Perhaps you have to give Peninsula some money to see the actual data?

    There’s more at stake here when a consulting company can put out a press release and have their name plastered all over tarnation, without ever having to show their work. Considering they are painting most of society in a bad light, you’d think they should have some sort of accountability to the public on this issue. ie. Howzabout making some of that data public so we can comment on it for real?

  3. That research mentioned in the BBC article is stupid. I don’t think that social networks are the only reason why businesses lose productivity. Also, how accurate is that lost earnings figure? Something speculative like that cannot be trusted unless there is something else to give it more weight.

    When I worked at the student union, I did a ton of work and attended loads of committees (which took up a lot of time). I achieved a lot, but I still went on Facebook. I even used things like groups to communicate with the students I was representing.

  4. That research mentioned in the BBC article is stupid. I don’t think that social networks are the only reason why businesses lose productivity. Also, how accurate is that lost earnings figure? Something speculative like that cannot be trusted unless there is something else to give it more weight.

    When I worked at the student union, I did a ton of work and attended loads of committees (which took up a lot of time). I achieved a lot, but I still went on Facebook. I even used things like groups to communicate with the students I was representing.

  5. The technology is largely irrelevant here.

    Surfing the net at your desk is the same as reading a book or magazine at your desk. If you spend enough time reading it that you’re doing your job, your manager will notice and say something. If what you’re reading is inappropriate material to have in the office, and your manager notices, they will say something.

    The only difference is that the technology makes it easier to goof off (you don’t need to pre-meditate and bring the book with you) and easier to track.

  6. The technology is largely irrelevant here.

    Surfing the net at your desk is the same as reading a book or magazine at your desk. If you spend enough time reading it that you’re doing your job, your manager will notice and say something. If what you’re reading is inappropriate material to have in the office, and your manager notices, they will say something.

    The only difference is that the technology makes it easier to goof off (you don’t need to pre-meditate and bring the book with you) and easier to track.

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  8. oh dear its dodgy lawyers strying to frighten business again out of dumb employers and Human Remains (HR) Departments.

    Not excatly an uninterested partys are they quite why the BBC prints any crap survay by a business trying push there services.

    Same as how they frigten bosses with lurid tales of being sued becase an employee dowloaded somthing they shount have – not that they can eaver quote case law when questioned.

  9. oh dear its dodgy lawyers strying to frighten business again out of dumb employers and Human Remains (HR) Departments.

    Not excatly an uninterested partys are they quite why the BBC prints any crap survay by a business trying push there services.

    Same as how they frigten bosses with lurid tales of being sued becase an employee dowloaded somthing they shount have – not that they can eaver quote case law when questioned.

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