In beta testing they amassed more than 50,000 users and generated at least 1,000 matches a day in their early stages.
The app has a pretty positive score on the Apple store, with 400 ratings giving it a 4.3 out of 5.
My name is Mark Vogel and I am the project manager at HIV In Site, and I will be the moderator of today's discussion.
Most of us are here because we are probably familiar with the recent studies that report high rates of unprotected sex and outbreaks of STDs among men who meet other men in Internet chat rooms.
It was actually one of the first published studies of a strong association between Internet sex partnering and syphilis transmission.To confront that, the Casual X team manually reviews each new profile to ensure there's a real person aiming to use the app properly.Some of the behavior this app facilitates might not be things you’d want to share with, say, your mom or your boss.As part of that study, we continued to monitor the use of Internet chat rooms and Internet sites among syphilis case patients and non-patients seen at the STD clinic in San Francisco and how about half of new cases have met recent partners online and the Internet sites have continued to be a place where we focus prevention efforts.Frank Strona: One of the things to keep in mind with Internet behavior is there is a perception of anonymity.