• Thu, Jul 14 2011

Viewing Pleasure: 3% Of Americans Admit To Watching Porn At Work

According to a new study by Harris Interactive on behalf of Qumu, people in your office aren’t just watching the occasional skateboarding dog video at work. They are watching porn, among other things on their work computers and looking at plastic surgery options on their phone. The survey found that 64% of Americans who are online are watching videos while at work but men are more likely than women to admit this.

Now, news clips came in at the highest with 25% of people watching them who admitted to watching videos at work, so at least we are all trying to know what is going on in the world. Viral videos came in next at 15%, followed by videos posted on social networking sites (12%), sports clips (11%), TV shows (9%), full-length feature films (4%), other online videos (3%) and finally 3% of people are watching porn.

Watching videos at work can be tough on IT departments. A 90-second video clip is 700 times larger than the average email,  so think about that the next time you send one.

According to the survey, people at work also feel they can look at whatever they want on their mobile device while in their office or in a meeting. Almost three out of four online Americans (74%) believe they can look at things on their phones that they would worry about looking at on their work computer. Apparently these aren’t the people watching Debbie Does Dallas in their cubicle (you can see how timely my knowledge of porn cinema is). Some of the activities people do on their phone while at work include looking for another job (52%), visiting an online dating site (47%), looking for a side job (46%), researching embarrassing illnesses (37%), shopping for lingerie/underwear (33%) and finally, investige plastic surgery options (20%).

My gosh. Who has time for work when they’re looking at all this porn and shopping for lingerie?

 

 

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