Drunk and online? This software will draw a line

Drunk and online? This software will draw a line

 Once installed, the software, known as the Social Media Sobriety Test, is programmed to post a series of simple problems that, while easy enough to do sober, are intended to be fiendishly difficult to complete when intoxicated.

The Social Media Sobriety Test is designed to prevent alcohol-related posting to social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube. The application also stops people from using custom sites like Foursquare or blogs and web-based email accounts such as Gmail or Hotmail.

Developed by security firm Webroot, the test’s tagline is “Nothing good happens online after 1 AM”. It’s free to download. Users are able to personalise it to choose which sites to block and select the hours of the day that they are most likely to be drunk.

If one wants to access social media sites during these times, one will have to pass a randomly selected sobriety test such as “drag your mouse in a straight line”, “type the alphabet backwards”, or “follow the finger”.

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