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Facebook costs employers 1.5% of productivity

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So says a new Nucleus Research study, which also estimates that nearly two-thirds of Facebook users access Facebook at work. On average, they spend 15 minutes on the site during work hours, but some admitted to frittering away up to two hours per day.

Among those using Facebook at work, 87% couldn’t define a clear business reason for it.

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