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Friday, September 7, 2007

Sexual Relationship Database = World Health Optimization Management

In the his book titled Linked: how everything is connected to everything else and what it means for business, science, and everyday life, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi suggested that:
[AIDS] must have followed the route already spotted in the spread of innovation and computer viruses: Hubs are among the first infected thanks to their numerous sexual contacts.

...The scale-free topology at AIDS’s disposal allowed the virus to spread and persist.

...Whereas the early spread of AIDS was attributed primarily to homosexual sex, today heterosexual sex is the leading means of transmission. As we’ve established, hubs play a key role in these processes. Their unique role suggests a bold but cruel solution: As long as resources are finite we should treat only the hubs. That is, when a treatment exists but there is not enough money to offer it to everybody who needs it, we should primarily gives it to the hubs.

...The problem is that we do not know for sure who the hubs are.

SML Reference: Barabasi. Linked: how everything is connected to everything else and what it means for business, science and everyday life. pp 138-139 (Google Books)

Analyzing the sex web is a huge undertaking.

Whereas most will be happy to disclose their personal or professional relationships using sites like Facebook, Friendster or LinkedIn, few would be readily compelled to disclose personal information about their sex life.

Finding out the topology of sex is important in the ever-changing web of human existence, however. So it is not at all surprising that a scientific research tool called Sexual Relationship Database was created.

According to the Website, the World Health Optimization Management created the project “in an effort to better understand society’s interconnected nature.” For this project, a sexual partner is defined “as a human with whom a person has had oral, anal or vaginal sexual contact.”

Like the Wikipedia, anyone may edit the sexual histories. To ensure accuracy of the study, the organization requires that users log in with a valid email address. They also reserve the right to ban users who knowingly provide false information.

Here is a map of the sex web of a few celebrities to get you started:

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  1. Check this out as well . The first Sex Social Network

  2. This website WHOM data base is being used by High School kids to hurt and humilate other students. I know this was not the intended purpose but anyone creating such a site should consider the ramifications of a site like this. False info is being posted!!!

  3. There will always be kids doing pranks. I won't be too upset with it. I am not related to the owner of the site and I read that they do take false info fairly seriously. Perhaps you should complain to them?


  4. I don't dare to visit sex sites, for there are always many virus:)

  5. This is so interested! Where can I find more like this?