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What app do you use when you should be working?

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Temptation takes over when it comes to using smartphones in the workplace as more of us are wasting time and productivity scrolling through various apps.

Before there was a Facebook or Twitter, Linkedin or other apps, people would surf the internet at work and before there was in internet, people would use the phone to kill time.

Now, using apps has become so commonplace, its part of the workplace, says social media expert Chris Dessi.

"There are applications that help people get jobs, there are applications that help people become more efficient, at their job people on Linkedin daily within the office networking for selling, for conversations around their definitive industries."

Some people don’t use Linkedin much, but do check their Facebook page often. One Fox 5 reporter admitted on trips back from assignments, he has watched a couple of his favorite shows and movies on Netflix – sometimes while checking Twitter headlines.

But we’re sure no one watches Netflix at work, right?

Wrong. Fox 5 found one that does.

“Yeah, Netflix, at work -- yep."

At least she’s honest.

But beware, your boss may be watching too.

"The assumption to make is that if your business is providing you with any technology that you're leveraging to access the internet assuming they are monitoring everything," said Dessi.

“I work for the Philharmonic Digital Project, so we use Facebook and Twitter a lot to get the word out about new materials we have in the archive – that sort of thing."

So, networking on the job, good. Twerking, bad.

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