Monday, December 6, 2010

Anti-Social App for Virtual Worlds?

I ran across this blog entry regarding a new app for Mac users, called Anti-Social, that blocks access to the social web for up to 8 hours at a time. The idea being, of course, that everyone needs a little externally imposed discipline from time to time in order to focus on the non-virtual.

The brief documentation doesn't mention Second Life or any other MMO or MUVE, but it does claim to keep users from accessing Twitter, Facebook, and other such web sites.

So, I'm not sure that it would block virtual world access (I'm not a Mac user and can't test it out), but for those Apple owners who need a little tough love from your machine, it might be worth a look.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That s another way of saying that social and virtual spaces are addictive? Why not make an app that lets you NOT watch television for 8 hours...

Chantal Harvey.