Science Plans to Make Facebook App to Warn You about STD’s

Scientists at the University of North Carolina have been studying the links between social interaction and the spread of STD’s.  They have found one of the best ways to track this information is through social networks, such as Facebook.  They think that the connections between people on these networks and data on the spread of STD’s may one day allow them to make an app that could warn a user if they are at risk from an STD from someone on their friend’s list.

My question is this; who on earth would want a Facebook app that not only crawls into the deep, dark corners of one’s private medical records but then goes and posts the embarrassing details to everyone on Facebook?  Would we really start to see posts on Facebook that go something like this: “LOL, I GUESS I GOT HERPES, ISN’T THAT FUNNEH!!! LOL XD XD XD!!!!!!!” (with 23 “likes”).  And we thought all those spammy posts from Farmville were annoying…


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