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CNN States Colorado shooter had no Facebook Page, clearly making him disturbed!

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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by WiseThinker
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The problem is, that they are forming the supposed Norm with this, now anyone without Facebook will be suspect and be showing "Anti Social " behavior.


This was observed with the article:


With few, if any, conclusions to draw, Rutledge said the most interesting observation about society as a whole may be how surprised we are that the suspect did not use social media.


IE ... The article is remarking on how wide spread social media is, and how quickly its become a 'norm' ie ... most people use it. This is FACT. You're using it right now. ATS is a form of social media. It is odd that Holmes didn't use it.

The article itself even draws attention to the fact that Holmes' social life may have been elsewhere other than social media and that there are no conclusions.

I think the word 'normal' is being taken out of the context of the article. The article even states that you can't draw conclusions simply from a persons lack of engagement in social media. It doesn't state that a person is anti-social due to not being involved in a form of social media. It's just another piece of a puzzle.

It's the same as all criminal profiling. Family disturbance is a common trend amongst serial killers. Does that mean all children in a divorce will become serial killers? No. Sex offenders have commonly been abused. Does that mean all victims are sex offenders? No.

The article doesn't even go as far as saying that really ... I'm still not sure what the knee jerk reaction is about.
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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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CNN is the prime reason this country is #ed. CNN pumps out bull# news articles and people think that what they hear on CNN is the truth. I don't have a FB and i'm probably more normal then every1 who works at CNN



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by steppenwolf86

I know many people without a facebook page, and of course [color=CDA1FF]they are normal

Aside from simply being a matter of personal opinion, I have never actually known exactly what it means to be '[color=CDA1FF]normal'.




Also, I have never had any desire whatsoever, in becoming a Facebookian. On that same note, if anyone were to claim that I was a disturbed individual, I would never attempt to defend myself, by disagreeing with said claim.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 10:42 AM
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I wouldn't worry too much about it. Their viewership continues to drop in freefall. Hell, us going to their website to mock them probably doubled their ratings.

Also I'm not on Facebook. I do not "like" things as I discover them. The very second it became all about the corporations wanting you to "like" them, I knew it was nothing I ever wanted to get involved in.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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I opened a Facebook page when it not long started.it came installed on a mobile.within hours I had a friend request from a big fat chick(huge like a bus)in a Spider-Man costume!that was enough for me,closed it without even posting or having any friends,never been back.if that makes me nuts,so be it.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by steppenwolf86

Originally posted by acmpnsfal
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Ummm that article did not try to make him seem odd because he did not use social networking sites. In fact, it pointed out that other killers like Brevik were very active on them. Its just a piece about the fact he didnt have one and what it may possibly say about him. No new developments have happened so they are reaching. But they certainly are not saying hes odd based on him not having facebook.


 
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It actually does say or imply that a person his age not on a social networking site or having any other presence on the internet is unusual. While the experts in the article offer counter points and advise against a rush to judgement, the tone of the article overall seems to be that this is something abnormal, and why would someone do this, rather than questioning why someone would rack up 20,000 friends but know none of them personally.
They then jump to conclusions as to what this says about the man himself.

Thanks for nitpicking, feel like contributing?


To be fair, it is rather abnormal/unusual to not be engaged in social media. The implication should not be negative, however, but most young people participate in social media--the statistics back it up. So yes, technically it is abnormal.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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A classmate stated that he spent the majority of his time playing online roleplaying games like World Of Warcraft and League of Legends. The classmate also stated that he did little else outside of work and play these games. Speaking from experience, as I have played MMRPG's for many, many years, I have hundreds of aquaintances and even real world friends that I have made in online games.

These games have live chat right in them, which is the epitomy of social media, really. Not to mention, they have groups, guilds, and raids which require communication and connection among people. He did have an online presence, just not in the scope of anything searchable that they can get their hands on, and it ticks them off.

Lots of people don't trust, like, or use Facebook. Me being one, as well. Never had it, never will. Not Myspace, not Twitter, none of it. Lots of people don't like leaving what amounts to a paper trail of their life that can be twisted and used against them. If it came down to it, my posting here would be difficult at best, to be linked back to me in real life.

I think the article is manipulative, in that it unintentionally or not, sizes people up that do not use Facebook as being the same class of citizen as the shooter, which is dangerous in itself, ridiculous, and out in left field. In essence almost goading people into having Facebook or be considered "not normal".

Once the MSM clenches onto the connection with the RPG's, I would rather expect to see some demonization of those, as well, if not even outright calls to "legislate World Of Warcraft!". Though, it is one thing he and Brevik had in common.


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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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I would also point out that saying that you don't have a facebook page is now the equivalent of saying you don't have a TV. It's just hipster, too cool for school gibberish. It's just a way to feel smarter/cooler/whatever. Plenty of people do not have facebook pages and don't jump at the chance to announce it.

Also, you don't have a facebook page but you have an ATS account complete with avatar, favorite quotes, and a friend list. I believe that posting on this site could be considered participating in an online community/social media.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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If I had to read through some of the comments I've heard about being posted on Facebook, I think I'd be more inclined to go on a shooting spree, not less.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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So as a new screening measure in theaters they are going to ask people if they have a facebook, and deny admission to those who don't.




posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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he must be crazy not signing up to the nsa's global human tracking program, otherwise known as facebook.

they like to know if you're at home eating noodles or planning a vacation to washington d.c.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 01:36 PM
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Wrong James Holmes Bombarded With Facebook Friend Requests 


As the country woke up to the news that suspected Aurora, Colo., shooter James Holmes killed 12 people and injured at least 38 others during the midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises," another James Holmes was bombarded with friend requests on Facebook from people thinking he was the shooter.


source:ibtimes

A whacked out individual goes on a shooting spree and people make an attempt to befriend him?

What's wrong with this picture?

Is this a reflection of our modern day society?

Why are so many young people infatuated with death?

It's like a subconscious collective that has taken root and now seems to be sweeping the world with its long reaching tentacles, spawning into  an army of killers totally obsessed with death.




posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 02:18 PM
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I deleted my Facebook about two days ago, 54 hours or so, because of it's massive addiction it was doing to me. Wake up, check it, lunch, check it, smoke a cigarette, check it.

I felt like... I was pretending to be something I wasn't.

So I deleted it. Plus, I posted 3x a day.

So it's gone. and I'm literally going through withdrawals.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Just CNN milking a story. Must be a slow news day.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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Of course he doesn't have a facebook account, because the person they got, isn't the person responsible for the shooting. We're about to see the greatest show on earth.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by steppenwolf86
What kind of world do we live in where if a person wants to avoid meaningless updates and so-called friends they are suddenly a mentally ill outcast?


The only people who don't have facebook are people who frequent this website....
and a mass murderer didn't have facebook.....
maybe there's something to that article....



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by Ghost375

Originally posted by steppenwolf86
What kind of world do we live in where if a person wants to avoid meaningless updates and so-called friends they are suddenly a mentally ill outcast?


The only people who don't have facebook are people who frequent this website....
and a mass murderer didn't have facebook.....
maybe there's something to that article....


Any proof to that assumption?

Plenty of people I know in my personal life who don't use Facebook, and none of them are members here as far as I know. But then again they are independent, intelligent folks - most of those have less need for social media it seems, and more often have an aversion for it.

But anyways, it seems to me that the media is slowly lacing the word Privacy into a bad connotation. And have you noticed in the last few years that there are more sheeple out there who will even make a face at you when you say something along the lines of -- "well, I respect and enjoy our privacy"?

It's almost as if Privacy is being made into the new Socialism, a word to be hated for the next few decades in order to fulfill an agenda.


Khar
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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:35 PM
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who's this Doug Gross guy? Does he have a twitter or facebook? If so someone send him an earful for me. I am now a little more stupid after reading that article.
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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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never had ... never will have farcebook or any site of that nature .. value my privacy also refuse to use any product or service that was started with bloodmoney ... especially when its c.i.a bloodmoney ... when they're involved its never good ...



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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The ones who are "Disturbed" would be anyone who would actually believe a single word that CNN says...




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