Should Facebook Be Banned from Work? - Dont Link Wasted Time to Facebook

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-04-09 Print this article Print

Valdes said people are exploring Facebook similar to the way in which people began poking around the Web when they first got Internet access at work. Besides, people don't need a computer to waste time at work, he added, and Facebook is valuable because it can help put users in touch with key decision makers.


Facebook is a wildly popular social network, with more than 68 million users and counting. But is Facebook chewing up too much of corporate employees' time? Are employees risking their companies' intellectual property by using Facebook? During a debate at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2008 on April 7, Gartner analyst Nikos Drakos argued that Facebook should be banned, while Gartner's Ray Valdes defended the social network.


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