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Social Networking Disguises

The HardlyWork.In Site Hides Your Facebook Habits at Work

— July 27, 2011 — Lifestyle
If you can't kick the habit of checking Facebook at the office, the HardlyWork.In site offers the freedom of social network surfing without fear of being caught. Developed by a Yale undergrad, the website turns your Facebook news feed, profile and tagged photos into an easy-to-read faux spread sheet. The chart lists your friends' names, activities, and comments just as they would be read on the popular networking site, but camouflaged as just another work file. The website even offers a panic feature, for coworkers and bosses that might wise up to your illusory attempts at taking a break from crunching numbers. At the tap of your space bar, the already-masked news feed is tranformed into a jumble of random numbers and figures.

While I'm not condoning breaking any office rules, it's hard to deny that the HardlyWork.In site is a great idea that I'm sure many people will find useful. The site is constantly being updated and improved, to stay one step ahead of the camouflaging game.
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