Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Top 10 Websites blocked or filtered by Businesses

OpenDNS has come out with its list of the Top 10 sites filtered by businesses.

Businesses have specific goals in mind when blocking websites. They need to ensure compliance with HR policies, while also increasing worker productivity by preventing what they consider to be employee cyberslacking. This list shows that businesses are concerned with singling out popular sites considered to be of little value in a work setting, especially if they consume a lot of bandwidth. Percentages indicate proportion of business networks using blacklisting feature that reference a given site.

10. eBay (1.6%)
9. Meebo (1.6%)
8. (1.8%)
7. Orkut (2.1%)
6. Hotmail (2.1%)
5. Twitter (4.2%)
4. (5.7%)
3. YouTube (11.9%)
2. MySpace (13%)
1. Facebook (23%)

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