This report from The Guardian presents the results of a survey of British employment managers concerning Internet usage:
The survey found 65% of organisations monitored usage, rising to 86% in local government and 88% in the police. This led 65% of employers to block access to “inappropriate” sites, rising to 89% in local government and 90% in the utilities. Eighteen per cent of employers limited internet access to certain times of day, rising to 38% in the insurance industry.
The survey notes a generation gap concerning Internet usage. Older managers considered the Internet “a massive timewaster” and “most young managers wanted to use the internet for research, professional development and other aspects of getting the job done.”
Maybe those older managers need more Facebook friends.