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Now that online video has made lunchtime the new prime time, companies fear a drop in productivity as they watch their bandwidth costs soar. So they’re taking matters into their own hands, according to The Wall Street Journal, and blocking sites like YouTube. But is dropping the hammer really the best option?
Since we write a blog covering online video, we’re a little biased — power to the people! Set Tay Zonday free! Online video is a great way for workers to kill five minutes in between soul-crushing meetings and memos. But companies trying to compete and keep costs down might not share our sentiment. So we’re turning the question over to you, the potentially-oppressed masses. Take part in our poll and if you have a story about boneheaded bosses blocking your online video fun, share it in our comments section.