Social networking sites are great when you want to share something with the world, however they can also cause problems when sharing something you probably have kept secret, why would you do that? Well if you’re drunk probably.
Thankfully there is now an precautionary barrier users can install as an add on to internet explorer or Firefox that requires users to take a sobriety test before they can login to sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube and even Gmail or a personal blog.
Webroot, an online security company has launched the website http://www.socialmediasobrietytest.com/ in a bid to keep people from making fools of them selves when under the influence of alcohol.
Once users have logged into their account they can choose which profiles they want to block, they can also select the hours they want to exclude. Then if they log on during those hours they will have to complete a test that should prove you are competent to ‘network’. These tests include typing the alphabet in reverse order, drawing a straight line with your mouse or follow the finger.
Although the idea may sound a bit silly it’s undoubtedly a good idea, stories hit the internet all the time of people losing their jobs or husbands and wives splitting up due to social interactions, this is a great way of enforcing restraint – even if its just a mental barrier to remind you not to do something stupid.
Have any of your ‘friends’ or anyone you know done anything stupid on the internet when drunk?