Nielsen Online Reports Huge Increase in Time Spent on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace

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Spector 360 Corporate Monitoring Software Offers Employers New Tools To Combat 'Social Notworking'

Recent studies by Nielsen Online and Nucleus Research highlight the dramatic growth in the time adults are spending on Social Networking sites - much of it at work. SpectorSoft Corporation -- the worldwide leader in Internet Monitoring and Surveillance Software -- has noted the dramatic increase in the use of these "Social Notworking" sites and has responded by adding new and improved monitoring features to Spector 360. Spector 360 is a powerful technology solution for stemming the ominous 'social notworking' tide.

Nielsen Online reports the time spent by employees on mostly personal activities such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace increased more than seven-fold … from 1.7 billion total minutes in 2007 to nearly 14 billion minutes in 2008. Facebook racked up the highest average time per person per day at 3 hours and 10 minutes, increasing 566% between December 2007 and December 2008. According to Nucleus Research, nearly half of all online workers use Facebook at the office and one in every 33 employees has built their entire profile during work hours.

Spector 360 will minimize or eliminate productivity-draining activities by recording and archiving EVERYTHING an employee does at the PC and on the Internet. Spector 360 will inform employers who is spending the most time on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, how much time and bandwidth are being wasted on video sites, and even provides a new category for filtering and blocking social networking sites. For companies that do permit these sites, Spector 360 shows the difference between a user who launched a site and minimized it for most of the day and a user who launched it and used it excessively.

Spector 360 records employees' web sites visited, emails sent and received, chats and instant messages, keystrokes typed, files transferred, documents printed, and applications run. In addition, through a first of its kind surveillance-like camera recording tool, Spector 360 shows in exact visual detail what an employee does every step of the way. Further, Spector 360 takes the recorded Internet and computer activities, feeds that information into a database, and provides easy-to-read, 'at-a-glance' management reports summarizing all employee activity.

"The productivity impact of social notworking is staggering, especially when one considers that just 10 nonwork minutes a day amounts to a full work week after one business year," said SpectorSoft President C. Douglas Fowler. "Frivolous and inappropriate behavior by employees with a PC and a high-speed Internet connection has gone from a workplace annoyance to a potential disaster."

More About Spector 360

A complete description of the recording and reporting capabilities of Spector 360 is available at: Online demos of Spector 360 can be accessed at:

For a wide selection of Success Stories detailing how a range of businesses have used Spector 360 to restore order in the workplace while recouping as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost productivity, please go to

For an evaluation copy of Spector 360, an interview with a SpectorSoft executive, or more information on SpectorSoft Corporation, please contact Kasey Sellati at (772) 770-5670.

About SpectorSoft

SpectorSoft develops, markets and supports PC and Internet monitoring and surveillance products for education, business, government and home users, including Spector Pro, eBlaster, Spector Pro mac, eBlaster mac, Spector 360, Spector CNE Investigator, and Spector Server Surveillance Edition.

More than 50,000 companies and more than 500,000 consumers have purchased SpectorSoft solutions to crack down on Internet abuse in their business or home, and SpectorSoft has made the prestigious Inc. Magazine List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. four times in the past five years. SpectorSoft monitoring technology is a THREE-TIME winner of the prestigious PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award.


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