US workers wasting millions of hours on blogs?

From Agence France Presse: Trade paper reported this week that US workers would waste the equivalent of 551,000 years during 2005 reading blogs, online web diaries and gossip sheets, which have exploded in numbers in recent years.

Further on in the article, AFP said: But some blog and Internet experts argue that reading a blog in itself does not necessarily equate to wasted time – and may replace time when workers could be idling away their boss’s time doing something else. Click here to read the full story.