The rise of social media kind of stole the market from drunk-dialing.
People who get a good buzz going then make that late-night slurring-pleading-sobbing call to a lost love now seem to post their inebriated emotions — or hormones — to Facebook, or Twitter, or MySpace, if anyone older than about 14 still uses that, and really, there are probably more than a few 14-year-olds out there who get a snootful every now and then.
Most probably wake up to regret it. I posted what?!
A new app called The Social Media Sobriety Test could save those drunk-posters the embarrassment they cause themselves. Created by a online security firm called Webroot, it lets users select the social media sites to which they’re most likely to inflict self-loathing and the times during which they are most prone to such lubricated behavior, and the software makes them pass a little sobriety test — such as using the cursor to follow a moving circle on the screen — before firing off those gin-soaked synapses for all to see.
Makes sense, too. A drunken phone call goes to just one person. A drunken Facebook ramble or photo goes to the entire online world.
Try it. You know who you are.