Some of the most common causes for time outs include:
*You use Internet Explorer 6 with 12 toolbars
*You have music on your website that can’t be muted
*You just Googled “facebook.com”
*You shared a link that was a week old
*You used hashtags in an email (uh-oh—they’re onto us, Shelly!)
*You decided to quit LinkedIn and wrote a blog post telling everyone about it
The site will automatically generate a reason for the time out, or you can enter your own justification. Then click “Send Them!” and you’ll receive two options: the main link or a stealth bit.ly link, as pictured below.
Then you can email it to the offender, and once they click on it, bam—Internet time out!
Don’t worry—putting someone in Internet time out won’t actually impede the ability to use the Internet. Instead, think of it as harmless fun—or at least a clever way you can tell someone to stop committing a digital faux pas.
Plus, if someone is really annoying you, you can put his or her name next to your time out justification, and it will show up on the site’s Recent Time Outs section—talk about public humiliation! At least for a few minutes, anyway.
We know you’re itching to give someone an Internet time out—so go ahead, send away! And once you do, we’d love to hear what sort of offense you deem time out-worthy.
Image by cogdogblog via Creative Commons