Those Dirty Dirty Brits

This article has been making the rounds recently on Twitter and the Internets. It’s from the Telegraph in the UK and talks about a health expert’s claim that Facebook is linked to rise in Syphilis in the country. Specifically in Sunderland, Durham and Teesside, the areas of Britain where Facebook is most popular. Apparently some sort of research has shown that young people in these areas were 25 per cent more likely to log onto social networking sites than those in the rest of Britain.

Facebook ‘linked to rise in syphilis’ – Telegraph

The nice d&d free folks at Facebook don’t seem to share the sentiment, stating, “The assertion that Facebook is responsible for the transmission of syphilis is ridiculous. Facebook is no more responsible for STD transmission than newspapers responsible for bad vision….As Facebook’s more than 400 million users know, our website is not a place to meet people for casual sex – it’s a place for friends, family and co-workers to connect and share.”

Sharing what exactly, is still up for debate I guess.

I swear this blog just writes itself some days.

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