Social Media Sobriety Test Saves You From Drunken Status Updates

Chrome/Firefox: Social Media Sobriety Test is a simple extension for Google Chrome and Firefox that administers a set of sobriety tests to keep you from drunkenly leaving a post on your boss's wall or sharing your margarita-fuelled musings via Twitter.

Similar to the "Mail Google" feature in Google Labs — which require you to solve maths problems to deter late night drunken emails — Social Media Sobriety Test locks down your social networks including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Tumblr, as well as a custom URL.

When you visit those sites between the hours specified in your settings you'll have to take a "field" 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 login to the social network. The Social Media Sobriety Test extension is half ingenious and half extremely clever marketing on behalf of its parent company Webroot which specialises in computer security suites. Visit the link below for additional information or watch the video above to see it in action.

Social Media Sobriety Test is free and works wherever Google Chrome and Firefox do.

Social Media Sobriety Test [via Washington Post]


    good in theory, but in this day and age, most of these drunken twits, posts, emails and text come from mobile phones... an app for Android/iOS/WP7 would do a lot more to save people from themselves

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