Have you ever awoken to find an inadvisable Facebook post written while drunk the night before? How about finding out you had forwarded that classified email because you were under the influence? Thanks to Webroot, these problems can be solved with The Social Media Sobriety Test. Find out what it does, plus pictures and video below!
Nobody wants to be on Facebook in this state! Basically, the software is a time-set plug-in that recreates tests police use including follow a moving finger or typing the alphabet backwards. If you attempt to access a restricted site such as twitter, facebook, gmail, or hotmail during late hours that you specify, you have to pass one of these tests to gain entrance!
“Nothing good happens online after 1 a.m.,” reads the company’s Web site. “Put an end to the embarrassment that follows regrettable, late night posts with 3 easy steps. Download and customize your test settings; pass a simple test to prove you’re of sound mind; post away, or, if you fail, maybe just go to bed.”
What’s more, if you fail entrance to Facebook, The Social Media Sobriety Test will update you status to read “(Name) is too intoxicated to post right now.” Yes, self-imposed embarrassment! Still, for some particularly vulnerable internet addicts, this tool may be the only way to avoid even more embarrassing comments made while under the influence.
What are the tests? Well, one demonstrated in the video below shows a moving circle on the screen. The simple objective is to keep your mouse within the unpredictable circle for the duration of the test. Too long outside and you fail. Unfortunately, unless you have an iPhone, this app can’t help the perils of drunk dialing or texting just yet. What do you think of this software? While a lot will no doubt actually use this program for its intended use, I have a feeling we’ll be hearing about a high number of pranks using the plug-in as well! Let me know what you think of The Social Media Sobriety Test in the comment section after you check out pictures and video on the product below!