While it's not for sale and is intended as a joke, the device is garnering a lot of buzz, if you will, on the internet, with bloggers discussing the real hazards of internet addiction. According to Morris and McDuff, Facebook users are on the site an average of 400 minutes per month. Prior research has found that social media can be as addictive as gambling, cigarettes, and alcohol. To see how you measure up, tech blogger Gizmag has even posted a scale to gauge your level of Facebook addition here: http://www.gizmag.com/bergen-facebook-addiction-scale/22460/
Morris and McDuff have also come up with an alternate solution: rather than electric shocks, the device can post a job request to Amazon's Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing labor market website, offering cash for someone to call you up and scold you for using Facebook or watching too many cat videos on YouTube.
Other ways to control your online time-wasting include StayFocused for Chrome users and LeechBlock for Firefox users. Or try apps such as Freedom and Self Control to switch off your internet connection for blocks of time to allow for concentration and creative thinking.