Am I attracting too much negativity towards myself that I more often come across bad news? The latest report is of the growing cases of Syphilis and the reason put forward by the medical experts is the highly influential Social networking site Facebook. The number of cases have gone up from less than a dozen in 2008 to over 30 last year. I find it pretty believable, given there are so many cases where women fall prey to sex offenders. That is just one of the many reasons. The other is how people on the social networking site try to hook up with the opposite sex for causal sex.
Not all are of course because of this, but social networking sites are one reason for this. According to the same report, one in every four cases suffers from this owing to social networks, where they are constantly in search of being intimate with the opposite gender. To make the situation worse their activities are unprotected. The numbers provided are for Durham, Teesside and Sunderland and if it is really so widespread already, I bet the same would grow further in other regions.
Alright this sounds being quite skeptical about Facebook and there are so many other ways where guys and girls can hook up. For example, the mobile phones, if you really need to narrow the causes down to technology. Whatever the reason be, it just astonishes me to learn how much the social network influences our real lives.