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Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren't on social networking sites are 'suspicious.'
The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles.
On a more tangible level, Forbes.com reports that human resources departments across the country are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don't use the site.
Slate.com tech reporter Farhad Manjoo wrote in an advice column that young people shouldn't date anyone who isn't on Facebook.
The tech news site Slashdot summed up Der Taggspiegel's story about social networking as 'not having a Facebook account could be the first sign that you are a mass murderer.'
Originally posted by ImaFungi
Tomorrow it will be if you dont get the microchip in your wrist you cant be a part of civilization...
Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath?
Originally posted by shadow watcher
Being obstinate by nature, this just solidifies my desire to be contrary.
Never wanted to be a social whore, never needed to have my ego stroked by the unwashed masses, never desired to share what my 'likes' are to everyone and their corporate sponsors either.
I quietly wait for the next social experiment and watch the bandwagon fill up and drive away.
If these things make me suspicious, then good luck trying to learn more about me without the online trail.