An American internet security firm has devised a way of stopping you unsober-social networking.
Webroot has invented the Social Media Sobriety Test, a free plug-in for Firefox web browsers.
Insisting that 'nothing good happens online after 1am', the company promises to put an end to the embarrassment that follows regrettable, late night posts with 3 easy steps.
Thenextweb.com says it is similar to GMail's Goggles for social media.
"It allows you to block access to sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr for set hours. Try to get on Facebook during set hours and you'll have to take a test. The test includes fun activities like typing the alphabet backwards and following a circle with your cursor and indicating whether a light on screen comes from the left or the right."
If a user fails they will be blocked from using a service.
Sobriety Test users can set the hours they would like the blocking tool to be in force.
Heh; you can imagine what the settings would have been at the mayoral residence; no texts, no Facebook updates, no e-mails and no faxes sent after 9pm at night; certainly no texts to the Prime Minister at 2am! Andrew Williams could have saved himself a whole lot of trouble if only he'd known about this handy gadget.
Then again, we wouldn't have had anywhere near as much to talk about over the last three years, would we!