Odd Connections

Does Facebook Spread Syphilis?

Forget worrying about downloading the latest Trojan virus—Facebook users should evidently use more Trojans to prevent the rise of STDs. The Telegraph reports that syphilis has quadrupled in the British towns of Sunderland, Durham, and Teesside, which are also the areas of Britain where Facebook is most popular. The director of public health in Teesside said that Facebook and the rise in syphilis were linked, because "social networking sites are making it easier for people to meet up for casual sex."