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.
 

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