The Social Media Sobriety Test is a new Firefox extension designed to protect you from, well, yourself. Your drunk 3 a.m. self, to be exact. As their tagline says, “Nothing good happens online after 1 a.m.” Anyone who has woken up to an embarrassing video, an unfortunate status update, or a desperate tweet to an ex-lover can attest to that.
So what does it do? After installing the plugin, SMST works as a barrier between your intoxicated, un-filtered typing and any number of social media services you belong to including email servers.
Here’s how it works: You customize the settings (namely the times and places you think you’ll be a danger to your online reputation). Then, if you try to upload files or post updates during those prohibited times, you’ll have to pass a sobriety test in order to do so successfully. You might be asked to spell the alphabet backwards, or hold your cursor inside a moving target for a period of time. If you fail, you’ll be left with this pathetic message to document your irresponsibility…
Currently, this extension doesn’t work on mobile devices. So if you’re out on the town for a night of debauchery, be sure to bring along some common sense in addition to your cab fare.
Learn more about The Social Media Sobriety Test below: