Over half (56%) of Irish workplaces ban all or some social media according to a new Censuswide poll of 500 Irish office workers commissioned by technology company, Ricoh Ireland.

Facebook is banned in 47% of workplaces followed by Twitter which is forbidden in 36% of offices. Content sharing platforms Instagram and Snapchat are blacklisted in a third (33%) of offices and instant messaging service WhatsApp is banned in 30% of Irish workplaces.

Furthermore, the survey also exposes a generational divide among those surveyed. Eighty two per cent of 16-24 year olds believing that social media and collaboration technology will improve their workplace relationships. However, at the other end of the spectrum only 23% of office workers aged 55+ agree.

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