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    Don't Touch My Droid


    That is the message taken away from a recent finding by Stanford University on transfer of germs via touch screens. They said when people share touch screens, they share whatever germs they have on their hands, and that could possible cause health problems.

    "If you're sharing the device, then you're sharing your influenza with someone else who touches it," said study co-author Timothy Julian, a doctoral student.
    Now if you think that is bad, here is a direct quote from the original source:

    Other research suggests that the average mobile phone contains 18 times more bacteria than the typical handle in a men's restroom. You know what that means? Washing your hands after using the restroom apparently isn't such a big deal anymore. No, wait; that can't possibly be a good idea. But then again, are you going to wash your hands every time you finish texting someone?

    Julian's warning continues, "If you put virus on a surface, like an iPhone, about 30 percent of it will get on your fingertips" and "a fair amount of it may go from your fingers to your eyes, mouth or nose."
    This has lead me to start a "Dude, get your own.... Droid" modeled after the popular PSP commericial because we wouldn't want our one true love (my Droid) to be infected by anything, Would you?

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    Gives a new meaning to "My droid got a virus"
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    Quote Originally Posted by oh9er View Post
    Gives a new meaning to "My droid got a virus"
    Ha ha, good one. I could use this as another reason not to let people touch my droid. "Uh, sorry, I have a cold and I don't want you to catch it from my phone." Yeah, sounds good.
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    Wow, what a revelation...touchscreens can transfer germs. Welcome to the world! Same thing goes for when you open a door, push the elevator button, put money in the parking meter and turn the dial, etc. Speaking of money, any idea how many people, sick and not, have touched your cash before you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSX2000 View Post
    Wow, what a revelation...touchscreens can transfer germs. Welcome to the world! Same thing goes for when you open a door, push the elevator button, put money in the parking meter and turn the dial, etc. Speaking of money, any idea how many people, sick and not, have touched your cash before you?

    Germs travel. It's part of life.
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    How is this any different from sharing a phone without a touch screen? You still touch the buttons in that case right?

    It a good thing so much time was wasted on this study. Who would have ever guessed that you can get germs from someone by touching the same thing that they did?... /sarcasm
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