Social Media Sobriety Test Will Save You From Drunken Status Updates

by David Lauterbach
2010 December 8

Computer security company Webroot recently released an extension for Firefox and Chrome that keeps (online) drunken social disasters at a minimum. Social Media Sobriety Test administers a set of tests to keep you from sharing drunken wall posts to your boss’s Facebook page, or Tweeting about how great a drink Malibu and Milk is.

You set up a few rules for the extension and when you visit sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, MySpace (or others) between the hours you specified, you’ll have to take a sobriety test like following a finger drifting around the screen with your mouse or indicating which side of the screen is blinking in a “Simon Says” like puzzle. Fail to pass the test and you can’t log in to the social network.

I suppose the app is somewhat clever… thou I could see it being more helpful if it could be hardwired into your smartphone.  I also think that if you gotsta Tweet, you’ll find a way (launch another browser!).  Neat-o as it might be, I don’t think I’d ever use it… it’s nights like those “blocked” ones when I want to be social the most 🙂

Social Media Sobriety Test via LifeHacker.

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