Not That You'd Know But Facebook's MorphMonkey Has Chlamydia

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AdFreak reports The American Social Health Association is using...what else...social media to educate people about the STD Chlamydia with a Facebook application, MorphMonkey. Created by Duval Guillaume, the application, lets people create love children by combining their images with a friend's.

In a bit of reverse nastiness, the campaign's tagline is "spread it to beat it."

Playing the game is fun enough. After all, who doesn't like to imagine what two people's offspring might look like? Oddly, unless it was missed, nowhere in the app (or in a Goggle search, for that matter) was there any association made between the app and the American Social Health Association. Though it's pretty obvious no one would use a Facebook app that had Chlamydia written all over it but, at some point, one imagines the cause would be inclined to make its point known. Right now, it just seems like yet another time waster.

UPDATE: Apparently I didn't Morph mate long enough to get infected.

by Steve Hall    May- 1-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Games, Online, Opinion, Social, Strange   

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Hi Steve,

You pass the Chlamydia bacteria when you make a "love child" with a Facebook friend. That's when you and your 'partner' receive the message from ASHA.

Since it launched on 21 April, more than 50,000 people have been 'infected'.

http://www.duvalguillaume.com/newyork/_files/facebookstd/

Posted by: DGNY on May 1, 2008 12:48 PM

I once read a paper that argued if more "clean" singles were promiscuous, they would make the sexually active adult population more healthy. This is because they would increase the likelihood that a careless slore will sleep with an STD-free dude instead of one with, say, the clap.

It's possible, though, that I just made that up while drunk.

Posted by: Angela on May 1, 2008 2:35 PM







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