2005_10_blogs.jpgAd Age decides to freak out managers everywhere with an article that leads with "U.S. workers in 2005 will waste the equivalent of 551,000 years reading blogs." Oh, boo-hoo: That's spread across 35 million workers, which means 3.5 hours a WEEK is spent reading blogs. Big deal: Blogging is the new talking on the phone or standing at the water cooler. While there are various statistics that claim that only 25% of blog reading directly relates to work, we always thought that being an interesting person who could find ways to handle a drudgery of a job was acceptable. Why can't the American worker take advantage on the increased productivity that a Microsoft Office suite gives us by reading some blogs? We're not talking writing Jack-Sawyer Lost fan-fic, for crying out loud. Old media is so mean - they refuse to consider blogs sources of news!

How much time do you think you spend reading blogs at work? Do your bosses care? We've heard of some enlightened managers who say, "Read those blogs - find out what those crazy people are thinking." Although some managers think blogs are what you say when you cough up some phlegm.