Punish Yourself for Wasting Your Life on Facebook: Timewaste Timer
You’ve got exams but you just can’t stop scrolling down the news feed; you have to do that assignment but chatting up that girl on Facebook is sounding more fun – and so many other situations. Being a social media addict I am sure you would have cursed yourself multiple times for using the social media site too much.
Many of the times one wishes to punish himself just so that you wouldn’t do it again. Now, there is a plugin for that and it is called Timewaste Timer!
This plugin charges you $1 for every additional hour that you spend (read waste) on Facebook. Just install the plugin and deposit $20 in it.
Mike Ushakov, the guy who made the Google Chrome extension was recently talking about the idea of punishing the users and how they plan to balance it off.
This product is a funny way to start a serious conversation. ‘Punishnent fee’ is a negative reinforcement and such things work only on a limited amount of people. To make it really massive we need to reward people for not wasting their lives on meaningless digital content with some tangible reward — even a small reward, like a cup of coffee.
The next step down the line will be just that; a set up that punishes the time wasters and rewards those who can control their “digital consumption.” Sounds like a solution that is fun, but expensive. No thank you.
Interested? Here’s the link to Timewaste Timer that has come to flog you for using Facebook!