You all knew it was coming...now it is considered "suspicious" to NOT be on Facebook.
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.
There has been for a long time the idea that someone who wants to protect their privacy is a "kook" or "strange"...now we are pushing the idea
that if you don't use social media you might be a psychopath. This is along the lines of those who say, "Well, if you aren't doing anything wrong,
you have nothing to worry about" when it comes to the gov spying on you...
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.
Want to fit in? Want to be "one" of the "in" crowd? Well you better have a facebook account - if you don't not only are you not cool - you
might not get a job - oh, and dating?
Slate.com tech reporter Farhad Manjoo wrote in an advice column that young people shouldn't date anyone who isn't on Facebook.
I personally find this type of reporting to be very suspect. How conformed do they want us to be? How sad are we that if you don't publicly show
the world 24/7 "who" you are you are somehow a deviant?
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.'
Meh. I knew it was going to come to this. I hate facebook. I guess you all now know who I am and what I am about.
If You Don't Use
Face Book You Are Probably A Mass Murderer.