Don’t Drink And Facebook: Mobile App From Webroot

Webroot is determined to help thwart Facebooking while drunk, teaming up with advertising and design agency TDA Boulder to debut Holiday Party Sobriety Test applications for iOS (Apple) and Android devices.

Webroot is determined to help thwart Facebooking while drunk, teaming up with advertising and design agency TDA Boulder to debut the Holiday Party Sobriety Test apps for iOS (Apple) and Android devices.

Holiday Party Sobriety Test follows last year’s Social Media Sobriety Test, an add-on for the Firefox browser that allows users to set a time when they are likely to be intoxicated and select social networks to block, not permitting users to access them until they pass a sobriety test.

Tests include asking users to drag their mice in a straight line, type the alphabet backwards, or follow the finger.

The new app works much the same way, having users take coordination and cognition tests on their smartphones or tablets, and advising those who score low to reconsider their next move.

Holiday Party Sobriety Test even provides a list of nearby cab companies.

TDA Boulder Creative Director Jonathan Schoenberg said:

We’re working with Webroot to offer this as a humorous reminder to anyone who’s likely to enjoy beer, wine, or spirits this holiday season but wants to avoid the over-sharing that can occur when he’s had one too many.

It’s a whole new world with Androids, iPhones, Facebook, and Twitter, as many have learned to their peril. The consequences of a stupid tweet or an ill-advised photo can be instantaneously spread around the globe. It’s our hope that the sobriety tests will come to the aid of all who are in need of its protection, because we know nothing good happens online after 1 a.m.

Readers: Have you ever been guilty of Facebooking while intoxicated?