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Whaddyareckon?: The evils of e-mail

E-mail has been a boon for business, but is it used more for time-wasting and gossipfests than actual work? We find out.

Ah, e-mail. The magical invention that has removed the need to talk to office colleagues.

As an added bonus, you can sit at your desk composing a three-page gossipy e-mail to your best chum and it'll look like you're working to any passers-by.

Digital communication has revolutionised the workplace, but it's also made us easier for us to slack off on company time. In this week's Whaddyareckon? we conducted stringent research into whether e-mail helps or hinders your productivity.

Do you use e-mail strictly for business, or is Outlook the digital playground in which you waste away your workday? Give us the scoop on our forums or in the Whaddyareckon? Facebook group.