It's Friday afternoon and you've had a long and stressful week at school. You decide to hit up happy hour which leads to more drinks at your favorite bar which then leads to an eventful night out with your best friends. After multiple beers, a Jack and Coke and possibly a few shots, you decide it's about that time to head back to your house.
Before going to bed, it's only natural to hop on the Internet and log into your favorite social media accounts. With the alcohol talking and taking control of the keyboard you decide to write on your ex-boyfriend or girlfriends wall about how you hate them, tweet about how much you disagree with your boss whom happens to be one of your followers or leave a disturbing Facebook status that will have your mother (who yes, is your Facebook friend) frantically calling you in the morning.
Well folks, you are now in luck because Software company Webroot has come out with a FireFox plug-in that doesn't let you post on your social media pages late at night without passing a sobriety test first. The Social Media Sobriety Test allows you to specify a period of time when you believe you will be on the Internet while under the influence (possibly 2AM to 4AM) and anytime you try to access the Internet during that time frame, you'll have to prove your sobriety.
This sobriety test locks down your social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Tumblr and MySpace. (However, if you still have a MySpace account, drinking is the least of your worries.) If these sites are visited during your intoxicated time frame you will be asked to pass tests similar to ones policemen would ask if you were pulled over on the side of the road like seeing if you can make your cursor follow a moving finger for 30 seconds.
The funny part: if you fail, the program automatically posts a status for you that says, "[Your name here] is too intoxicated to post right now." I mean, how embarrassing right? The Social Media Sobriety Test is free and works wherever Google Chrome and FireFox do.
Install The Social Media Sobriety Test today!
- Lauren Vocelle