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Thu April 18, 2013
App Helps Icelanders Avoid Dating Family
Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 9:22 am
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm David Greene.
Dating can be tough in a small country like Iceland. There are only 320,000 people and many of them are distant relatives. So the government came up with an idea. They created a genealogy Web site. There's even a Smartphone app. Just tap phones with your date. And if you happen to share a grandparent, you'll get an alert. If a date is out of the question, the app does also track relatives' birthdays and so you can send them a card.
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