Facebook to block Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook Inc, has decided to block Facebook within all Facebook office premises across the globe, and has sent out an email to the senior management regarding the same.
The reason behind the ban, cited Zuckerberg, is a recent study done by Smelly Services regarding social media in the workplace. According to the survey, 93 per cent of people polled in the Americas region think that checking Facebook hampers productivity at work. And roughly 53 per cent feel that social media is hazardous to workplace ethics.
It hasn't gone down well with the Facebook employees. "He is just jealous because he receives one dollar as salary even after being the CEO of the company. I make 25,000 times more than that," said a random Facebook employee.
Speculations are rife that the move is in the wake of the heaps of criticism that Facebook received on a wide range of issues, including user's privacy, online privacy, child safety, hate speech and the inability to terminate accounts without first manually deleting the content.
As soon as the news spread across the cyber world, via Facebook, lot of blogs have come up with articles like '99 ways to access Facebook from work: when it is blocked.'
Although, according to another research, a three-hour Facebook break makes employees happier, healthier, and more productive.
"Facebook was the only way that I could hope for some romance in my life. My love life is over!" said a very unhappy Muragan Nanhalingam, a software engineer of Indian origin employed at the Facebook headquarters in California, USA.
"This is like working at KFC and not being allowed to eat chicken," said the 54-year-old I Brat, the oldest employee at Facebook.
Generally people log-on to Facebook when they don't have work to do or there is nothing on their minds. But the irony is, the first thing Facebook asks after logging in is "What's on your mind?"