If you're the kind of person who can't go an eight-hour work day without changing your Facebook status or checking your friends', but your boss would prefer you were working on, oh, say, a TPS report, there's an app for that. (Of course there is.) Excellbook turns your Facebook into an Excel spreadsheet, so you get quick updates from friends.
All you have to do is download the application (available for Mac and PC) at Be Stupid At Work.
Stupid, perhaps, but also GENIUS.
However, it bears mentioning that this is not some snazzy Google or Apple innovation. It was created as a publicity stunt by Diesel. Yup, the same company that makes jeans.
I'm not exactly sure of the tie-in, but it seems to have something to do with being "stupid at work" and bringing "stupid" back into the "smart workplace." Also, they're promoting it with this video that looks like it was ripped right off of MTV ... in 1992. Awesome.
See, now I dunno if this Excellbook thing is all it's cracked up to be.
Because pssh. I need Facebook for my job, and that doesn't make me stupid! I know, I'm lucky like that, but actually, most of us could use it for our work -- if you're selling something or promoting something or researching something, which most people do in some capacity for their work, right? So maybe it's not so stupid after all. Diesel might be missing the point! Forget sneaking around and hiding your Facebook infatuation. We should ALL go gung-ho with status updates, check-ins, and photo posts! In the end, I'll bet our bosses will be glad we're so social network-savvy.
Could you use Excellbook to sneak Facebook use at work? Do you think Facebook should be considered acceptable at work by now?
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