Alcohol and Facebook don’t mix – take the Social Media Sobriety Test
November 07, 2010 Aron 6585No commentsAlcohol+and+Facebook+don%E2%80%99t+mix+%E2%80%93+take+the+Social+Media+Sobriety+Test2010-11-07+21%3A25%3A53Aronhttp%3A%2F%2Fhelablog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6585
So unfortunately I know first hand of the ‘next day regrets’, you know when you wake up and realize you said something or posted a picture you normally wouldn’t have unless you were stone cold drunk.
So when I heard that a web security company Webroot released a new Firefox plugin called “The Social Media Sobriety Test” with the tagline, “Nothing good happens online after 1 a.m,” I was obviously intrigued.
All you have to do is download the plugin and customize the settings for a variety of social media sites — from Facebook to MySpace to Tumblr right to your e-mail accounts like Gmail or Hotmail.
Next you set up your happy hour, then if you try to log into any of the said sites, during those hours, you will given a few sobriety test. Not like the ones you get when pulled over by the cops, but very similar, like typing the alphabet backwards.
To get a better idea of how popular this plugin might become, just read some of the craziness on Texts From Last Night.
Now if someone can make one of these up for drinking and tweeting, I’d be set.
This kind of reminds me of Google’s Mail Goggles feature for your Gmail account, which was launched back in 2008. Mail Goggles requires the user to solve a few easy maths problems quickly before hitting the ‘send’ button. However, the service is set by default to come into force only on party nights (between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday).
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