Use the Power of Facebook to Avoid Getting Sick
Much like picking our nose, we all lurk on Facebook, just not many of us will admit it to it. We use the power of Facebook to voyeuristically spy on the lives of our friends and family. I figure that along with a bit of lurking here and there we could use Facebook to better ourselves.
I was doing my usual bit of newsfeed scrolling a few days ago, and I noticed that a friend of mine updated his status to let the world know that he was sick. I thought that was pretty cool, and that I would avoid that friend for a week or two. It got me thinking to how many of my other friends were harbouring some kind of illness, and who else I should be avoiding. This all led to my awesome:
Whiteley Guide to Avoiding Your Sick Friends
- Head to Facebook and in the search bar at the top of the page type in the word Sick (you can also use ‘ill’ or ‘flu’ or ‘spores’)
- Choose the bottom option that says: “See more results for sick.”
- On the results page click on the “Posts by Friends” link on the left hand side of the page.
You will then be presented with a list of your friends that have used the phrase sick/ill/flu in their status updates. Now just avoid those friends for a few weeks and you should be somewhat safe. Add this as a part of your lurking routine and enjoy being healthy.