So what is cyberslacking ? Cyberslacking meaning? Or definition?
It is a new form of goldbricking, which in in today’s terms, refers to staff who use their work internet access for personal reasons while maintaining the appearance of working. – That is what wikipedia says.
In current world everything changes so now this kind of action while beeing in bureu is called cyberslacking (sometimes also cyberloafing or cyberbludging).
Speaking shortly people doin it, instead of working properly, tend to work while they are playing or browsing some sites – forums, portals, community services etc.
Well, thats life. Owners of companies try to stop such activities and make you work. Hopefully we come with this post, thats will give you few cyberslacking tools so you can work less and have more entertaiment at work.
Speaking shortly we will tell You what to do, to skip some limitations on your computer that boss made or the IT staff.
For starters some most popular sites might be blocked. That is easy to skip, just use proxy. I suggest this one for now: http://ProxBrowse.com
It is pretty new, and works stabile for now. If not search for some others – there is a lot of this stuff online. Watch out tho, most block graphic and scripts so many sites may not work properly.
Lets get into more special things tho, proxy is obvious for all slackers!
http://www.meebo.com/ is a decent spot that lets you log in to all your favorite communicator networks without any installs. Now even with blocked computer or ports for such services you can talk to people all day long!
http://www.unzip.co.nr/ this tool is decent. If you get any .zip .rar or whatever files to have fun with [for example with ebooks] but cant unpack them nor install winrar.. Just use this site and it will do it for you. Fast, free and simple. Extract .zip .rar online
http://Updating.me this is a simple service that allows you to update your status on multiple sites from one place, speaking shortly all your community services may have its HQ here.. then you can allow people to see you are online and cyberslacking ready!
http://FeedMyInbox.com lets you get all your favorites sites RSS to be sent on your email. Then even if you cant browse sites at work you will be reading news on email. Also it will look like you are emailing with clients hard. Thats just decent.
http://WebToMail.co.cc thats great thing if proxy doesn`t work. Simply enter urls of sites you want to read, and service will send them to you on email! Typing in urls also takes some time – so you have less time for working then. Good one! Email websites to yourself.
Speaking of email. I do not suggest using your e-mail from work, use gmail. It is decent for slacking. Get account here. http://www.gmail.com.
Gmail has messanger inside so you can chat to people, gmail allows you to open .doc .pdf documents in browser so nobody sees what you have there and then.. You can simple read ebooks all day long. Isnt that cool?
Just send yourself each morning big .zip of books, unpack them with tool we spoke of here and open with gmail.
There is also some usefull addons/pluing for gmail that will let you cyberslack easier and faster!
Check this gmail plugins:
http://www.getgspace.com/ is a firefox addon that turns your Gmail account into powerful online storage tool. Now you can upload there stuff that you downloaded like movies etc.
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/8450 complete integration of GReader into Gmail, speaking shortly helps to slack as hell!
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/7429 makes Gmail, Google Docs and GCale pages and their intra-links to open by https aka secure connection. Speaking shortly admin of your network even while monitoring you, wont be able to see anything. Thats fun!
Okay enjoy your time in work! If You know more nice tools, leave comments.
Originally posted 2008-08-28 14:22:23.