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Men Are From Mars, Women Shop Online

5:45 PM -- So, it's official: Women are more honest and reliable than men, at least where office Internet usage is concerned.

This week, security software vendor Websense Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN) unveiled its seventh annual Web@Work survey, which shows the genders really are from different Web surfing planets. (See WebSense Eyes Surfing at Work.)

Consider the findings: Women are twice as likely as men to call the help desk if their computer is infected with spyware. (Men, presumably, crack open a beer, put their feet up on their desks, and simply stare vacantly into their screens for an entire afternoon.)

Men, it would appear, are also much happier to fritter away precious hours of work time "playing" on the Internet. The male of the species, according to Websense, spends an average of 2.3 hours of the work week on non-work related Websites, whereas the fairer sex typically spends just 1.5 hours visiting the likes of shopping and travel sites.

For men, however, the major online draws are (surprise, surprise) sports, weather, and investment sites, not to mention blogs. (Surely, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood gets more pulses racing than Victoria's Secret.)

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