Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has banned his ministers, officials and general staff from using social networking sites such as Facebook, MSN, Twitter and Skype during work hours. The president said that workers spend too much time using internet and are distracted.
Technicians have installed equipment which will measure the use of internet and downloading. In government offices staff will no longer be able to download films as the president’s office said the internet service intended for work purposes is frequently used to download large archives.
The latest measures come in to effect as part of the state reform which began last year. According to Gabriel Matontoe, one of the government people in charge of technology, meters have been installed to measure internet activity on individual computers