In a arecent article publishe in HOUSTON regarding a survey on the use of facebook at work place. The survey is as followse.
Facebook lovers, here is another survey showing how employee productivity is robbed at workplaces. So put a limit on its usage before employers and the bosses put a stop on its usage at work. While it won't make employers popular, restricting Facebook can reclaim lost productivity. A new study by Boston IT advisory firm, Nucleus Research finds that, company that allow users to access Facebook in the workplace lose an average 1.5 per cent in total worker productivity. Nearly half of employees in the recent 'social net-working' study use Facebook during work hours some as much as two hours per day. The average worker uses it for 15 minutes a day, and most couldn't come up with a legitimate "business reason" for logging on.
I am not fully agree with the survey. Actually all depends on who is using and how it is used? If the users are mature and using in the right way it may even increse the productivity. Same thing may also be applied over the student users. If they use properly they may become productive and it is sure that if they may not use reasonably there will be the loss of valuable time.Ultimately it may give rise to professional incompetency.
So it can be said that, use the facebook but with caution.