Montenegro: No Facebook and YouTube in government offices

According to Reuters, the European country of Montenegro has banned access to popular social networking and video sharing websites such as Facebook and YouTube in all state-run establishments.

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On Thursday, workers in government offices and the parliament trying to log on to their Facebook accounts during working hours were greeted with an “access denied” message.

Facebook launched Serbian and Croation versions of its site last week.

Montenegro has posted major increase in Internet use in recent years. Now, the Adriatic country of 650,000 has 14,100 Facebook users. YouTube’s popularity has also grown quickly.

I think this is fair enough. This will surely increase the productivity of all government employees. Officials are also trying avoid a meltdown of its system from excess traffic.