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Social media: Business booster or time waster?

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A new Accountemps survey asked employers to reveal their greatest concern about employees’ use of social media. Top results: wasting time (51%), behaving unprofessionally (18%), posting company info (11%).

If web wandering is a distraction, consider these tools: Freedom (macfreedom.com) turns off Internet access to a computer for up to eight hours. You can override if necessary, but have to reboot. Anti-Social (anti-social.cc) blocks specific sites, such as Twitter or LinkedIn, on Macs for up to eight hours.

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