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Surfing the net increases productivity at work

Are you constantly getting scolded in the office for using Twitter and Facebook at work? Well you can now feel justified after an Australian study has found that surfing the internet increases productivity by nearly 9%.

The research, carried out by Brent Coker from the University of Melbourne, claims that using the internet helps employees to concentrate better.

"People need to zone out for a bit to get back their concentration," the boffin said. "Short and unobtrusive breaks, such as a quick surf of the internet, enables the mind to rest itself, leading to a higher total net concentration for a day's work, and as a result, increased productivity."

"Firms spend millions on software to block their employees from watching videos, using social networking sites or shopping online under the pretence that it costs millions in lost productivity," Coker told the Daily Hate. "That's not always the case."

But before you get excited, Coker's study concluded that internet addicts are less productive, defining addictive tendencies as spending more than 20 minutes at a time online!!

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