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The 10 Most Blocked Websites by Small Businesses

Internet firewalls are facts of life for many office workers. It's an unfortunate reality that frustrates employees because they feel like they have less freedom at work. The selected websites don't all fall into scandalous territory, but employers opt to block them nonetheless. Here are the 10 most-blocked websites by small businesses, schools, and parents. Do you have access to the listed sites?

  1. MySpace.com
  2. Facebook.com
  3. YouTube.com
  4. Playboy.com
  5. Ebay.com
  6. Meebo.com
  7. Friendster.com
  8. Orkut.com
  9. AdultFriendFinder.com
  10. Espn.com


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lindssaurussss lindssaurussss 7 years
lol. why would anyone go on adultfriendfinder.com at work? that looks like something could wait when you go home. one job i had didnt block it they put it on a watch list and if u went on it on the job you would get in trouble
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 7 years
I know we can access 1-3 & 5, but I haven't tried the others.
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 7 years
I know we can access 1-3 & 5, but I haven't tried the others.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
The only things blocked on our computers are personal e-mail sites like yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc. They were available until about a year ago when someone downloaded a virus that trashed the servers. Not cool.
soulight soulight 7 years
I don't know what I would do if they blocked this site though!
soulight soulight 7 years
The blocked facebook and myspace a while ago, but recently they blocked the e-mail sites much to the ire of a lot of people I work with.
itsme3683 itsme3683 7 years
I would die if they took my Meebo!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
i dont have internet access at work (and dont have time to access it even if we did!) but i know my brother in laws work blocks yahoo messenger. but they allow msn messenger, so go figure lol.
verily verily 7 years
Nothing that I know of is blocked, but I'm not about to test some of those more risque sites on the list!
Alithyra Alithyra 7 years
I wish Meebo at least was unblocked. Our firewall is super-strict -- half the legitimate work-related sites I've needed to look stuff up on are blocked. We've had Google blocked before. It was a mishap, obviously, but it was still hilarious.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
At my current job, I don't know how many of those sites are blocked because I've never tried going on any of them on company time. We did find out that MSN games is blocked though, lol. And don't laugh about the Playboy thing...my old boss used to go to all kinds of porn sites at work (we caught him several times)...nothing was blocked there!
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
I think i can get all of these at work i haven't tried them all but i definately get myspace and FB
SDTransplant SDTransplant 7 years
I can access all these sites at work.
elle619 elle619 7 years
I know for sure Myspace, FB, Ebay, and youtube are blocked. Doesn't bother me too much though.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
lilkimbo I agree, umm who would go on those 2 sites at work???!! FB and MySpace are blocked here, but not Meebo!!!They also don't lo=ike us to have downloaded messengers but I use G Mail to get to my AIM. Shhhhhhh...
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Nothing is blocked here. But, I'm with sy, who goes on Playboy (or adult friend finder, for that matter) at work?
amybdk amybdk 7 years
No firewalls here.
Emberly Emberly 7 years
When I had a job where I was using restricted internet I just pulled out the iPhone and it saved my sanity! That was the moment it went from just another phone to my LIFELINE!
syako syako 7 years
Who goes on Playboy at work??? ;)
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
I work for a creative company, so nothing is blocked. We have free range as long as we get our work done :]
brookberrys brookberrys 7 years
I haven't tried to visit all of these, but I know that MySpace used to be blocked but now it isn't - not sure why. Facebook is blocked, but I can visit it if I add the s in the url - change http:// to https://. I have to do it to every page so it gets annoying. @TrueSong, that was a big reason why I bought my iPhone too. I can get on Facebook through the phone.
T-S T-S 7 years
I have a friend who bought an iPhone because her company blocked her personal email site. I thought it was a pretty clever work around.
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
Our company blocks based on level of employment. Like senior admins have more access. Although some websites (porn, eBay) are blocked for everyone.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i'm not surprised by this one at all. at my last job, they blocked all these sites, and it was a challenge, since one of the accounts that i worked on advertised on the social networking sites and i was always asked to check things out, so our IT department had to unblock my IP address so only i could see the sites...they weren't too thrilled with me i don't think.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
I have EVERYTHING still (facebook, hotmail, etc.) but I just got an e-mail last night saying that senior people are noticing admins on personal stuff. Come on people, give me a break... I work SO hard and I reward myself with 15 minutes on FB etc.
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