Recently I started using my mobile for most of my social networking, browsing and casual game needs. Earlier I was not using mobile so often (lol...). Since then, this thought has been running in mind for quite sometime. And here is the result, a new post. :)
Corporations block external emails and social networks (Agreed, they block because they don't want to loose productivity). During those days, we use to wait until we hit home to check our personal emails or social networks (This was the case for me too, until I got my iPhone). Nowadays 1 in 3 of us own a smartphone with data plan. This gives us the freedom to check social networks or personal emails anytime/anywhere. We are also using our data plan to check / reply official emails immediately after waking up, during lunch, before sleep and configuring calendars to keep track of our meetings.
My point here is, the gap between professional life and personal life is shrinking day-by-day. I used to visit few tech sites whenever I feel like taking a quick break from work. But nowadays I'm checking my social networks and news feeds in my mobile - don't have to worry about the blocked sites by corporate network.
So I'm thinking that corporations are indirectly loosing their restrictions enforced on employees. This is just a thought for discussion, not to convey that I'm using social networks all my productive hours in office. lol...
Share your thoughts or views about how technology changes your day-to-day activities in the comments.