29 July 2011 - 10:29am | posted by | 0 comments

Civil servants internet distractions laid bare

Civil servants internet distractions laid bareCivil servants internet distractions laid bare

Britain’s civil servants internet habits have been published for the first time – giving taxpayers an insight into some of the distractions public servants have been tempted by whilst going about their day to day duties.

Alongside the predictable Facebook, YouTube and Twitter hits, a freedom of information request elicited some rather more surprising sites -including a live action role play site called bearsfaction.org.uk.

Described as a place where users can “leave reality behind” the site, which advertises itself as a place where people can “walk amongst Goblins, Elves and Dwarves” received no less than 27,634 hits between January and May this year courtesy of staff at the DfT leading to speculation that an employee could be a leader in the extra-curricular activities.

The data wasn’t all bad news for bosses however, with the main BBC website, which included news as well as Dr Who, racking up more than seven million hits.

Even a number of transport related sites made it onto the list.
 

Be the first to comment on this article: sign in or register.

Latest Projects from the Profile Hub

Typosaurus - Website Spell Checker

27/05/2015
Spelling Errors. Extinct.  Are you a voracious verbivore or...

Cutting Through The Cards, Candy and Clutter with Savanna Serenades

25/05/2015
Valentine’s Day is a holiday that sees increased spending...

Search campaign increases revenue by 492%

21/05/2015
Hobbycraft had been investing in PPC for a while, but spend...

PG tips

21/05/2015
The definitive article Decades of evolutionary pack changes...

Raise a glass to Private Dining Room's online visibility

20/05/2015
Private Dining Rooms, an online venue finder, initially...