You've been taking all of your vitamins, washing your hands until they are raw and staying away from people that have been coughing and sneezing. You've done your best but you have still managed to come down with the flu. Sometimes life just doesn't seem fair - especially when you've been doing all the right things to stay healthy! Hold on though - things can get better! You can find somebody to blame for catching the flu and rest better knowing that it really wasn't your fault!
Of course, this is all in theory! There's a new app available on the market that will hunt down the people that you may have been associated with to find out who handed you these nasty germs. It's a fun game to play when you're lying down with a box of Kleenex by your side while waiting to get better.
The app is called “Help, I have the flu!” and is available through Facebook. What it does is look through the profiles of your friends to find out who else has been coughing and sneezing and possibly passing it over to you. The app works by finding keywords that are related to sickness like “cough” and “sneeze” and will even find out who has recently visited the doctor.
Don't worry, it even goes past that point. Many flu sufferers have a hard time sleeping at night due to stuffy noses and coughs so the app will check out who's been posting late at night on Facebook. These sleepless people may have been up late letting others know about their suffering situation and now you'll know who exactly you can blame for having the flu.
This is a fun app that is not based on any scientific process at all but it's something else you can use to keep yourself occupied when you're lying down in bed counting the minutes until you feel better again. As well, you can spend your time sending messages to all of your Facebook friends that have come up as a likely source of your illness and let them know how you're feeling!
Sometimes it just feels better to blame someone else when you're feeling rotten. Now you have a chance to do it in style with the new Facebook app. Really though, it really does bring up the question as to how far these apps can go. It seems as though an application is only limited by the stretch of the imagination of the designer!
Stay healthy, take your vitamins and remain positive through this cold and flu season. Hopefully you'll be one of the ones that can avoid this app altogether this season!