It started like just another day at one of our remote offices: email, follow-ups, meetings, calendar management, spreadsheets, a little pdf here and there, some programming, a last minute Photoshop tweak …
Normally, every time one of our workers finishes a task, he or she takes a 15 minute brain break or does some other Web 2.0 activity that benefits the organization. Some of us prefer Twitter, reading what new trends are out there. Others like to do a little Facebook to see what our friends – and foes – are up to. Reddit is also a definite favorite.
While some at HR might think this is not productive behavior, those of us in the trenches, including the petty officers, know how this kind of activity can be extremely beneficial to the organization. Where does HR think we get our best ideas from? A Ouija board? Anyway, I digress.
So IT installed the latest version of Websense yesterday. Imagine our seething anger when we couldn’t access Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, ImgUr, Blogspot, Tumblr… Great, let’s turn the dial back ten years and have a Web 1.0 only company policy.
This is what happens with the uncreatives, the troglodytes decide what you can or cannot do on line. And we’re not talking inappropriate usage here people, I know it, you know it and the American people know it. Youtube is a bitching source for ideas, for how-to videos and tutorials. Facebook is where we do our best industrial spying, really! FUUUUUUUUUUUUU…
What, even fuuuuu.deviantart.com is blocked?!
What We Tell The World
- About this server
- The hostname: websiteforensics.com
- This server address: 188.8.131.52
What You Tell The World
- Your IP address: 184.108.40.206
- Your hostname: ec2-72-44-48-122.compute-1.amazonaws.com
- Your country domain: .com
- You came from:
- Requested URL: /filtering/the-scourge-of-corporate-web-filtering/
- Browser INFO: CCBot/2.0