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Internet Play at Work

Posted August 17, 2011 8:39 AM

The subject of internet addiction is getting more scientific attention these days, as the Diversions topic suggests. But addiction aside, do you use the internet at work for non-work purposes, such as social networking, gaming or merely recreational diversion? Be honest!

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08/17/2011 8:57 PM

Hey, this is CR4. If you are retired, then the question is N.A.; otherwise, 'fess up!

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08/18/2011 9:48 AM

Does doing this count as diversion or work?

(I am currently at work)

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08/18/2011 11:03 AM

To answer the question, yes i use the internet for non-work purposes, but I do not use social networking sites or play games at work. I do cruise CR4 and other sites where I might learn something that will relate to work. I keep up with the news and read an occasional article that catches my eye.

Why is it that this is such a common question these days but nobody has ever asked me if i ever think about work while at home on my own time?

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08/18/2011 2:05 PM

That is my method also. Plus I spend more than 8 hours at work, so it balances out.

They get 8 hours of work, not just a body for 8 hours and only 5 or 6 hours of work.

Likewise, I've sent emails to my work with ideas. or I've left voicemails. (While driving)

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09/07/2011 9:36 AM

Well, certainly, I try not to. I'm not a gamer, so that helps...even though The Strong-National Museum of Play (where I work) has recently created the International Center for the History of Electronic Games. That aside, I have a very inquisitive mind, and I often find myself looking up 2 or 3 more things after I read about the first thing I looked up. That's what I find addictive about the Internet. It's the world's greatest resource, and it's hard not to look other stuff up after you've found the stuff you were looking for initially.

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