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Poll Results – Does Your Company Block Social Network Sites?

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A few months back a co-worker of mine — you might know him as the dapper Joe Haley from The Joe Show — asked me if I knew what percentage of companies blocked social networks from their employees. Since ASICentral had recently started using YouTube to store all its videos including The Joe Show, and Joe had been getting some complaints that users could no longer access his videos, it was a great question.

Could our video traffic be significantly affected because we were now storing videos in a social network like YouTube?

I pondered this and thought it might make a great poll question for ASICentral, so I posed the following question in mid-November:

Does your company block access to social networks like YouTube and Facebook?

With social networks taking on an important role in business these days, my initial reaction was that 75% of all respondents would answer “No”, and I wasn’t too far off the mark. Here are the results:

So a little over 70% of our respondents said that their companies did not block access to social networks. A little lower than I predicted, but I suspect that number will grow in 2010, which is not only good news for businesses, but great news for Joe and his vids.

— PollDaddy


  1. Matt Browning Says:

    I don’t block my employees from Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. I have, however, told my employees not to abuse the use of the sites. The biggest disappointment to them was that they couldn’t stream youtube videos of music so they could listen in the background. Same thing with Pandora, simply because it squeezed our internet bandwidth.

    Our company prides itself on our blog and transparency. My employees are true assets, and if my clients and prospects can see that – I LOVE IT!

    Matt Browning
    Surge Promotions

    Thursday January 14, 2010
  2. Lorw Says:

    I admit that I wish a lot of people Happy Birthdays and Congratulations on fnierd’s FB walls, however, when it comes to sympathy and condolences I prefer to speak to the person face to face or via a private message(depending upon the whereabouts of the individual). I don’t have a lot of people’s phone numbers and do not talk much on the phone or text(phone=family use) so FB is one of the only ways I can get a hold of some individuals and give them well wishes . I’ve been working very hard on staying away from FB as much as possible. This definitely makes me think I ought to write more personal messages over wall posts.

    Saturday October 20, 2012

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