Posted by Abe Sauer on November 5, 2010 01:00 PM
How do you feel about this product? On one hand, it's kind of depressing that this needs to exist. On the other, it's great to see a brand identify a need and fill it with a product that appears to be perfect for that consumer group who desperately wants (OK, needs) this. And on the third hand... er, let's find out how this thing works.
Webroot aims to have your back, protecting social media users from posting something they'll regret while under the influence.
Or as the Social Media Sobriety Test puts it, "Nothing good happens online after 1 a.m."
The "test" is really a free Firefox browser plug-in, which offers to prevent potentially harmful comments on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other social networks by restricting access to users who've passed a virtual field test before being allowed to post.
It's a unique idea from an online security brand that's trying to break out from its competitors with arch marketing, but that last detail about the how the software will "post for you" is chilling.