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(New Zealand Herald)   New STD dating app accused of being culturally insensitive. The Syphilii are a proud and noble people   (nzherald.co.nz) divider line 21
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2014-03-27 01:00:43 AM
Oh. It's not an app for people who want to catch an STD. Okay.
 
2014-03-27 08:31:56 AM
Why focus on the Syphilii? Epics have been written about the strong and kind Gonorrheans.
 
2014-03-27 08:32:21 AM
How does it let you know who has an STD since that information is protected under doctor/patient privilege? Are we all required to get bar codes tattooed on our foreheads?
 
2014-03-27 08:52:24 AM

Cymbal: How does it let you know who has an STD since that information is protected under doctor/patient privilege? Are we all required to get bar codes tattooed on our foreheads?


I would presume that information is volunteered.
 
2014-03-27 09:02:00 AM

Arkanaut: Cymbal: How does it let you know who has an STD since that information is protected under doctor/patient privilege? Are we all required to get bar codes tattooed on our foreheads?

I would presume that information is volunteered.


Oh yes, I'm sure that will work.
 
2014-03-27 09:02:05 AM
Methinks the lady doth protest too much.
 
2014-03-27 09:15:36 AM
What are the chances that this and other dating programs could lead to defamation lawsuits?  With companies now search social media websites to find reasons not to hire people, someone bitter could really ruin your life by writing a few bad reviews and saying ridiculous things about you, even if you don't date and don't like social media.
 
2014-03-27 09:16:04 AM

Cymbal: Arkanaut: Cymbal: How does it let you know who has an STD since that information is protected under doctor/patient privilege? Are we all required to get bar codes tattooed on our foreheads?

I would presume that information is volunteered.

Oh yes, I'm sure that will work.


I would assume that it works in the other direction-- you tell the app, "I was screened clean on March 21st, 2014", and then other people can access that information through the app. You then make decisions based on the time since a given person was screened.

/Don't actually know, though. It's just how I would build it. :)
 
2014-03-27 09:17:53 AM
W/F BBW N/S N/D HIV+ HEPC ISO B/M for BDSM D&D LSD MSG LOL
 
2014-03-27 09:17:57 AM

Cymbal: Arkanaut: Cymbal: How does it let you know who has an STD since that information is protected under doctor/patient privilege? Are we all required to get bar codes tattooed on our foreheads?

I would presume that information is volunteered.

Oh yes, I'm sure that will work.


So it's essentially an app where you trust that a total stranger is telling the truth about their STD status.  Which is the exact same thing that happens when you bring someone home from the bar.  The only difference is that one involves a smartphone.
 
2014-03-27 09:18:11 AM

Cymbal: Arkanaut: Cymbal: How does it let you know who has an STD since that information is protected under doctor/patient privilege? Are we all required to get bar codes tattooed on our foreheads?

I would presume that information is volunteered.

Oh yes, I'm sure that will work.


Okay, I remember reading somewhere that there was an app for people with STDs who want to date people with the same STD, so they don't put each other at additional risk (not sure how scientifically valid that premise is). I thought that's what "Hula" does, but TFA says it's "designed to provide proof someone is free from sexually transmitted diseases", which is different from what I pictured.
 
2014-03-27 09:37:11 AM
I can haz sexy hula dancer thread ??
 
2014-03-27 09:39:49 AM

AngryDragon: Methinks the lady doth protest too much.


She's definitely off her Poi.

I don't need an ap. If a woman is very attractive and has a perfect ass, and shows interest in getting sexy with me, she's 99.99% assuredly Herpes infected.

Big red flag.
 
2014-03-27 09:53:58 AM

captainspud: Cymbal: Arkanaut: Cymbal: How does it let you know who has an STD since that information is protected under doctor/patient privilege? Are we all required to get bar codes tattooed on our foreheads?

I would presume that information is volunteered.

Oh yes, I'm sure that will work.

I would assume that it works in the other direction-- you tell the app, "I was screened clean on March 21st, 2014", and then other people can access that information through the app. You then make decisions based on the time since a given person was screened.

/Don't actually know, though. It's just how I would build it. :)


That way is still based on people being honest, which as we all know is a recipe for disaster.
 
2014-03-27 09:58:10 AM

HMS_Blinkin: So it's essentially an app where you trust that a total stranger is telling the truth about their STD status.


are you suggesting there is not a large demographic of people for whom the only barrier to entering a relationship is that they do not have "aids free" in their facebook profile
 
2014-03-27 10:01:37 AM

Cymbal: Arkanaut: Cymbal: How does it let you know who has an STD since that information is protected under doctor/patient privilege? Are we all required to get bar codes tattooed on our foreheads?

I would presume that information is volunteered.

Oh yes, I'm sure that will work.


That does appear to be exactly how it works. The app helps you find a clinic where you can get tested, then get the results to your phone, and then you can show the results to someone if they ask.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hula-find-clinic-or-doctor/id6813708 69 ?mt=8

Also, based on a couple of other articles I spotted about this, the app also previously would make references to "getting lei'd" and the company founder would wear a lei during presentations.  They've decided to drop the "getting lei'd" reference but won't be changing the app name.
 
2014-03-27 10:14:39 AM
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2014-03-27 11:28:44 AM
Then I guess there's no future for a ring tone I've been trying to market (to the tune of Stormy Weather):

Don't know why
Every time I pee I cry
Gonorrhea
I caught the clap in South Korea
I'm crying all of the time
 
2014-03-27 11:36:30 AM
Instead of "Hula"  why not get to the point and call it "Humpin"?
 
2014-03-27 01:05:04 PM
Given the recent articles about guys NOT using protection (and how it's a badge of honor or something), maybe there needs to be an app telling people what STDs they have.
 
2014-03-27 04:34:24 PM

Colin O'Scopy: I can haz sexy hula dancer thread ??


...I can haz disappointment :( ...
 
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