What app do you use when you should be working? - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

What app do you use when you should be working?

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Temptation takes over when it comes to using smartphones in the workplace as more of us are wasting time and productivity scrolling through various apps.

Before there was a Facebook or Twitter, Linkedin or other apps, people would surf the internet at work and before there was in internet, people would use the phone to kill time.

Now, using apps has become so commonplace, its part of the workplace, says social media expert Chris Dessi.

"There are applications that help people get jobs, there are applications that help people become more efficient, at their job people on Linkedin daily within the office networking for selling, for conversations around their definitive industries."

Some people don’t use Linkedin much, but do check their Facebook page often. One Fox 5 reporter admitted on trips back from assignments, he has watched a couple of his favorite shows and movies on Netflix – sometimes while checking Twitter headlines.

But we’re sure no one watches Netflix at work, right?

Wrong. Fox 5 found one that does.

“Yeah, Netflix, at work -- yep."

At least she’s honest.

But beware, your boss may be watching too.

"The assumption to make is that if your business is providing you with any technology that you're leveraging to access the internet assuming they are monitoring everything," said Dessi.

“I work for the Philharmonic Digital Project, so we use Facebook and Twitter a lot to get the word out about new materials we have in the archive – that sort of thing."

So, networking on the job, good. Twerking, bad.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 2 upper level GWB east lanes closed for repairs

    2 upper level GWB east lanes closed for repairs

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:19:59 GMT
    Workers have closed two upper level eastbound lanes on the George Washington Bridge for emergency repairs. The closures affect New York City bound motorists. Officials expect the lanes will remain closed until 3 p.m. Tuesday. Motorists heading into New York City should use the lower level or consider alternate Hudson River crossings.
    Workers have closed two upper level eastbound lanes on the George Washington Bridge for emergency repairs. The closures affect New York City bound motorists. Officials expect the lanes will remain closed until 3 p.m. Tuesday. Motorists heading into New York City should use the lower level or consider alternate Hudson River crossings.
  • FAA bans all flights to Tel Aviv airport

    FAA bans all flights to Tel Aviv airport

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:59:29 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration has banned U.S. carriers from flying to Israel's main airport for 24 hours. The FAA made the announcement at about 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday. This comes after two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice following a rocket landing near the Ben-Gurion Airport earlier in the day.
    The Federal Aviation Administration has banned U.S. carriers from flying to Israel's main airport for 24 hours. The FAA made the announcement at about 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday. This comes after two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice following a rocket landing near the Ben-Gurion Airport earlier in the day.
  • White flags raised at Brooklyn Bridge

    White flags raised at Brooklyn Bridge

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:52:11 GMT
    Police responded to the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday for a major security breach at one of the most highly secured landmarks in New York City. Two white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the span connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. It is not clear who raised the flags that had a faint appearance of the stars and stripes or why.  The American flags that are normally up at the bridge were removed.
    Police responded to the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday for a major security breach at one of the most highly secured landmarks in New York City. Two white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the span connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. It is not clear who raised the flags that had a faint appearance of the stars and stripes or why.  The American flags that are normally up at the bridge were removed.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices