I don’t know about you, but I’ve wasted countless hours back in the good ol days of highschool, playing One Slime…as well as candystand mini golf and the other simple games that weren’t blocked by the school.
Now don’t try to tell me that employees weren’t wasting their time playing stupid games too.
Distractions on the internet have existed as long as the internet.
Today, our distraction is social media. In college, I couldn’t go through a single day without checking up on facebook. Today, if I go a day without twitter, I start to get dizzy and forget where I am.
Not so bad though if you ask me. Compared to spending hours trying to beat that damn “Big Blue Boss” and his evil minion, the “Psycho Slime”, spending time throughout the day connecting with friends and strangers, sharing valuable or entertaining content, and spreading ideas seems like a big step in the right direction.
Perhaps companies shouldn’t be looking to eliminate the distraction that is social media. By distraction standards, social media is a blessing. Perhaps they should start looking into how they can use it to help the company.