Before MySpace or Facebook realeased an API for developers to make applications with, I came up with some hacks that allowed users to install applications on their MySpace profiles. These applications were grouped together and titled ‘The Virus Labs’ because they were technically unauthorized code within MySpace, were virally spread by users, and had an overall health / virus theme.
The Most popular application with the ‘Social Virus’. This application gave users their own pet virus that was created by scanning the page it was going to live in (it’s environment) and adapting to how people interacted with it. Each virus was unique and envolved over time.