One of my favorite exes used to put her hand over my mouth, just before I was about to say something monumentally stupid. (She could guess most of the time.)
It made me more socially productive.
I can therefore entirely sympathize with Maneesh Sethi, a San Francisco blogger who believes that he needs to be less socially networked and more capitalistically productive.
So, as he says on his own Hack The System blog, he went on Craigslist and hired someone who would slap him every time he veered toward Facebook. Yes, slap him in the face.
Sethi, you see, is a blogger who is interested in being more productive in his life. Hiring the slapper seemed to him entirely rational.
He felt he was spending too much time on Facebook and Reddit -- some 6 hours a day, it seems. He had the need to achieve.