HardlyWork.in – Hide Facebook updates in a spreadsheet

Posted on Jul 4 2011 - 10:25am by Julius

With more companies getting aggressive in blocking employees’ access to Facebook, some find desperate and clever ways to take a peek on what’s happening in the outside world. Some people just easily use proxies, but when their admins have stricter control of their work computers, some just desperately keep on looking for loopholes.

HardlyWork.in is a website that lets users check their Facebook News Feed while in the office without worrying about prying eyes. It has a very clever interface that poses as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. With just a click, users can look at their friends’ profile pages, check the News Feed and search for people.

“Long hours at the new summer job? Feeling unprofessional when you check your Facebook profile at the office?” said the website’s introductory page. “Well there’s nothing more professional than a nice spreadsheet. Sign in with Facebook below, and see your news feed rendered into an innocuous corporate form.”

HardlyWork.in has a sneaky control interface. To see a friend’s profile, just click their name in the A column, and to view comments on status updates, just hover the mouse over the E column. To log out, simply press the close or the ‘X’ button on the upper right corner.

Users can also preview shared contents like videos, tagged photos, websites and events without leaving the app. The space bar also acts as a panic button that automatically shifts contents to numbers and get rid of the evidence. By pressing the space bar again, the screen will return to Facebook.

Is this something you would use at work? If so, hit the like button to share it with your Facebook buddies now 🙂


via: lifehacker

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