So you had a drink or several on Saturday night. They not only made you a remarkably better dancer, but also gave you a whole slew of ingenious ideas. Your girlfriend dumped you last week? Now is a fantastic time to send her an email. Have a crappy boss? Update your Facebook status to let the world know about it.
Hindsight’s twenty-twenty, and the next day these great ideas may come back to bite you in the ass. Thinking along this line, Webroot, a web security company, just came out with “The Social Media Sobriety Test”. According to them, “Nothing good happens online after 1AM”.
The plug-in would require you to pass a series of sobriety tests before gaining access to certain sites. The tests mimic those administered by the police: spelling the alphabet backwards and following a finger as it moves around on the screen. The plug-in can be customized to run for social media sites and email during your likeliest times of intoxication. If you’d rather not end up on Failbook, you can set it up for Facebook login. If you fail the test, the site will make a post for you (e.g. “John Doe is too intoxicated to post right now”). It doesn’t work on phones, so you’re on your own when it comes to drunk dialing/texting.
What’s worse: posting something or having the plug-in tell all your friends you were too drunk to “post responsibly”? I wonder how many people will actually use this…