This is becoming my thing. My theory that Facebook is so popular because it has yet to be banned at companies. Apparently, and not surprisingly, I’m not the only one thinking this.
There is a live debate going on at TinyScreenfuls and John Bancroft’s posting of Should Intel Ban Facebook? Most of the responses have been to ban it. That surprises me considering where I found the link. Jeremiah Owyang is against it, saying “If they do ban Facebook, they might as well ban the rest of the web, but intel.com.”
Hate to break it to you Jeremiah, but there are lots of companies that don’t want their employees burning time adding new applications and talking to friends. Why do you think MySpace was banned? Yeah, security and all. But really it’s a productivity thing.
This is going to get more interesting as time passes.