Alcohol and social networks can be a dangerous mix. Imagine the results of logging onto your Facebook account after a night of heavy drinking: illogical commentaries about your friend’s pet, a wide variety of insults to a person you hardly know and a huge chain of salutations to your ex, ranging from anger and despair to some weird kind of love. Needless to say, the embarrassment of the next day will be the worst side effect of your hangover. Why go through all of this when you can avoid it? And no, I’m not talking about willpower: I’m informing you of a new add-on which can serve as your alcoholic abuse police.
The security software developer Webroot has released an application called Social Media Sobriety Test to stop you from posting incriminating and hurtful comments on various top social networks. The program works with Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Flickr, YouTube and Tumblr and is very simple to use.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed the app, you’ll just have to configure its behavior. Choose the sites you want to protect (all of them should be the safest option) and the time frame you wish the program to monitor your online activities. This last thing varies from one person to another, so, if you’re planning to drink your head off at night, be sure to define those hours carefully.
When activated, the Social Media Sobriety Test will prevent you from posting comments on the mentioned websites unless you pass a simple (for a sober mind, that is) test. Follow a moving finger on screen, guess how long 30 seconds holding your mouse button down or type the alphabet backwards to access the privilege of posting. Although it might seem too easy, our drunken alter egos may not feel the same way.
If you fail, you won’t be able to access the site. Simple and effective. You can download the program here and you can tell us what you think: it will really serve its purpose or it will be used for our own amusement?
Check one of the security methods on the following video
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