Working 9 till 5 on Facebook?

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Copy of st dark laptop internet dark side . According to an Ipsos survey, nearly a third of French people now feel the need to disconnect, with similar trends recorded in other countries.

London - What percentage of your time at work is spent watching videos of kittens on YouTube?

A devilish bit of technology can reveal if you are a “cyberstriver” or a “cyberloafer”. assesses what proportion of your working day is spent working and how much is spent socialising, shopping, banking and procrastinating online.

It may sound like a gimmick, but academics are looking into how to prevent workplace internet abuse after finding we spend up to 80 percent of our time cyberloafing.

If RescueTime reveals you have a problem, download a Facebook blocker. Without other people’s holiday snaps to spy on, there will be nothing to stop you updating spreadsheets from nine until five. - Daily Mail

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