Policies on recreationally surfing the web vary from workplace to workplace, but the truth is that (almost) all of us do it. But that doesn’t mean we want everyone around us to see exactly how much time we’re spending browsing, say, the PopSugar Network, does it? A new Firefox add-on called Decreased Productivity could be the solution. The program adds a small button to the bottom of your browser screen that when clicked turns your flashy, graphics-filled web page (below left) into a bland, imageless page filled with black and blue text (below right).
This add-on could be useful, especially if you work in an office that imposes unfair, strict Internet rules. On the other hand, if you feel the need to hide what you’re looking at, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it anyway. What do you think?