work use of social networks

Does Twitter really cost UK businesses £1.38bn?

Another survey about the cost of social network use is doing the rounds today, this one suggesting that workers’ use of Twitter and other social networks costs the UK economy £1.34bn in wasted time.

As with many of these types of surveys, on social network use during work, or using worktime for Christmas shopping, fails to take shrinking lunchtimes into account, as well as the potential benefits of having employees using Twitter.