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Phone It in Friday: Top 5 Ways to Use Technology to Slack Off

During the past couple of years, technology has given us a multitude of ways to increase our productivity. We can Gchat from a plane, conduct a video conference call from our house (while wearing a suit jacket on top and no pants on bottom), and even shop for groceries from subway platforms during morning rush hour.

So, sure, we've become very, very productive. But you know what? All work and no play makes Jack super-boring to talk to at a party.

To keep our readers from being That Person who everyone avoids because all they do is talk about work and how stressed they are and how there's just no time to do anything else and "Oh my god just sit somewhere else please!", we've devised the Top 5 Ways to Slack Off Using Technology.

Click on the image to learn how the Light Reading staff procrastinates, and be sure to tell us your dirty little slacking secrets in the comments. We promise we won't snitch to your boss.

5. Go 'Whacky' With Google Hangouts
While having a Google Hangout with clients, see how many times you can quickly change your background to something 'whacky' and then normal again without anyone noticing.
While having a Google Hangout with clients, see how many times you can quickly change your background to something "whacky" and then normal again without anyone noticing.

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DanJones 10/22/2013 | 9:54:01 PM
Re: One more Iceland Air, probably, sadly its way harder to get last-minute courier flights these days.
DanJones 10/22/2013 | 9:51:56 PM
Re: Who's who? Wait, you have a pool in the office? No fair.
MarkC73 10/21/2013 | 5:49:21 AM
Re: One more Or how about picking a vacation spot and seeing who can find the best deal on flight and hotels.  And who know's maybe on Monday everyone will be off on vacation?

I guess it doesn't have to be a vacation spot, it could be anything.  Kinda like online window shopping but without having to find a parking spot.
PaulERainford 10/21/2013 | 3:56:52 AM
Re: Who's who? Nearly right, Dan - Corky the dolphin edits the whitepapers. Which explains a lot. I swim around making weird high-pitched noises.
DanJones 10/19/2013 | 5:04:31 PM
Re: Who's who? Paul is doubtless swimming with Corky the dolphin of the coast of the Ise of Wight, er, I mean, editing a white paper.
DanJones 10/18/2013 | 10:35:04 PM
Re: Who's who? I do have some pictures of my cat, Lucy Fur, ya wanna see them?
Sarah Thomas 10/18/2013 | 2:34:16 PM
Re: Who's who? haha, These could go any way, I suppose! I admit I'm probably the stalker, although less so lately because of the aforementioned posts about engagements, weddings, and babies. 
Carol Wilson 10/18/2013 | 2:20:34 PM
Re: Who's who? Wait, so I'm a stalker?

Hmm, as someone who regularly puts "walking the dog" as her status (not just on Fridays) I assumed I was the drinker. 
Sarah Thomas 10/18/2013 | 1:08:17 PM
Re: Who's who? Aww I'm sorry, Paul! Everyone knows you slack off on Fridays too, but there wasn't a picture for your ways. Maybe we can add this one:

PaulERainford 10/18/2013 | 1:01:49 PM
Re: Who's who? Don't worry about me, Sarah, I'll just slack away on my own here, unnoticed, unloved...
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