Have a high fever, aches and pains, cough, sore throat, headache and general weakness?
Are you absolutely miserable?
You might have the flu.
Want to seek revenge and narrow down who might have passed along the germs?
Between sneezes and bouts of the chills, logging on to Facebook could help you pinpoint patient zero to your influenza misery.
The app “Help I have the flu” uses clues to determine who among your friends could be harboring the virus.
It analyzes your friends’ posts and looks for evidence of sneezing, vomiting, late-night posts and check-ins at suspicious places, among other things.
(I am currently flu-free *knock on wood it continues*, but when I allowed the app to go through my friends, my sister — also not sick as of now — came up as someone who might need to be quarantined because of her friends and activities they revealed on the social network.)
As an added bonus, if you are feeling nice, you can send cold and flu remedies to the person or people you think made you sick for about $4 apiece.
Or just stock up on a bunch for yourself.