According to a study conducted by Robert Half Technology, more than half of U.S. companies block employees’ access to social networking sites. Nineteen percent let employees ?use Facebook, Twitter, and similar sites for business purposes only, while 16 percent permit limited personal ?use. The 4 most common reasons why companies block social media access are:
1. Productivity will suffer.
2. Employees will say things that get the company in trouble.
3. Access to social networks will introduces viruses to the company network.
4, Access to social media will consume mission-critical bandwidth.
Source: Communication World, 10/10, p. 28.