Tuesday, January 20, 2009

nsfw? hell -- who has a job?

if you surf the internet, you might come across some websites with pictures of goodlooking women. they might wearing swimsuits or possibly lingerie. they might be topless. they might be nude. and some times, they may be performing sexual acts with a man, or another woman, or a combination of the two, or any other combination you can imagine.

people often refer to those sites by their acronym: nsfw. that's internet slang for not safe for work. not only does that phrase cover sexually suggestive sites, it also refers to sites that are often profane or have shocking pictures, such as rotten.com.

other sites that people visit while at work have been called sfw, or safe for work. some of those sites are called humorous -- with old jokes, funny pictures and other items. some people may skip those sites but check those devoted to sports and finance.

as i was thinking about this, i wondered:

if people have the time to view those sites at their places of employment, i bet they're underworked or underused. therefore -- and you might call this cold -- if these people are laid off, it won't hurt companies. it definitely would hurt them, though. but it would give them time to check out nsfw sites at home.

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