I was at a meeting today, and I learnt that Orkut is banned by the organization, but not Facebook and LinkedIn. I was told this is true in many organizations in India. The perception is that Orkut is frivolous and people spend lots of time playing. The funny thing is, I have never spent as much time on Orkut as I do on LinkedIn and more so, Facebook. There’s just so much more to do at Facebook than responding to scraps, and sometimes just looking around and replying takes up an hour or two. The guys banning these social networking sites in companies are way behind, as usual!
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