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Do You Use Social Networks More at Home or at Work?

Of course, we should all be dutiful employees and never do anything personal on work time, but come on, we all need the occasional mental break, and that often means catching up with your friends on Facebook or your followers on Twitter.

Since I sit in front of a computer all day at work, that's when I'm usually found on Facebook or Twittering. It seems the same for everyone else too, considering my Twitter page is getting the most updates from people between the hours of 8 and 5.

Are we all just bored at work, and trying to carve out some social time, or is it just the most convenient time (because you're at a computer anyway) to get up to speed with everyone?

Tell me, when do you use Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and any other social networks more: At home or at work?

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mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
I don't have a job right now, but I am in college. I would say I use my iPhone @ school a lot. Going on Twitter, MySpace, Facebook apps. But I also do this when I am @ home lol.
iblastoff iblastoff 8 years
my simple solution for getting around blocked sites at work. i use logmein. although now i have an iphone so the workaround is not needed as much.
magickalrealism magickalrealism 8 years
Social networks ARE a good chunk of my work, and since I work from home...
nabeehak nabeehak 8 years
I also open site at school.. coz i am a computer geek and cant live without these... Here is a good list of working proxies which have seemed to work everywhere.... The first proxy in the list is new and fresh.. 100 % works for all..
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
No option for me to choose - I work FROM home. :)
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
Since all the social websites are blocked at my work, I have to use them at home. I would use them a lot at work if they weren't blocked though!
bleached bleached 8 years
Everything is blocked at work
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
i work in hospitality so when i'm at work i'm on and no where near a computer
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i use yoono at work so i am logged into facebook, myspace, twitter, imeem, flickr, google talk and yahoo im. it's pretty awesome because i can update everyone and stay in the know without having all those tabs opened in my browser.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
I use twitter almost exclusively when I'm at work... but facebook/myspace/etc are at-home only. (Admittedly, that's partially because those are blocked at work.)
homekeeper homekeeper 8 years
I don't use them at all.
Alithyra Alithyra 8 years
I wish. Our internet is on a tight lock down. Even Gizmodo and Lifehacker are blocked now [didn't use to be] which blows when I know there's a work-useful post there. Same when I'm trying to look up something about Perl -- all the documentation is in people's blogs, all of which are blocked. Even some news sites like BBC are blocked. And no phones in the building, so can't even use my BB Pearl for unrestricted Net access at lunch.
kiwigeek kiwigeek 8 years
yeah, unfortunately all the websites I want to use are all blocked. Even the proxies!
kizzmeistah kizzmeistah 8 years
I too use social networks on my BB Curve alot! :) Everything is blocked at work. :(
KMattes KMattes 8 years
I'm a teacher. Even if I did have time during my day to use social networks (ha!), they're all blocked at school.
xtinasf xtinasf 8 years
I think you guys should also include using this social networks from your PDA, blackberry, or in my case iPhone.. when away from the computer or even when on a bathroom break,or lunch break I'm always checking Twitter and Facebook. (Myspace is the new Boo-TTy call! hehehe.. can't wait to see the movie!)
Sammi_784 Sammi_784 8 years
i used to use social network sites quite a lot at work but eventually i realized i could get in a lot of trouble if i got caught so i narrowed it down to only checking them at lunch (when we're allowed to use to internet freely). when i need a mental break at work i tend to read news sites. somehow it seems less 'naughty' :)
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