I'm sure you've heard it around the office.  MySpace, Facebook, and all the other social networking sites out there are being blocked at the office, and for good reason.  Many employees don't understand that there is more to risk than just a lack of employee production.  

This news story goes on to say, "Their chief concern is the potential damage from viruses or spyware, according to Barracuda. They cited the potential drain on employee productivity as a close second. What's more, employers will tell you that bandwidth issues and potential liability exposure are also convincing reasons to restrict certain Internet access by employees."

From an employers view, there are too many potential money eaters in the equation to allow employees to waste away on the internet.   If you want to be social at work, get to know a fellow employee while working on a project.