Not on Facebook? You Could be Deemed 'Dangerous'
Virtually everyone is on Facebook! As of June 2012, there are approximately 955 million people on the rapidly growing social networking site and undoubtedly, the appeal of the networking site in the modern society is such that anyone who does not have an account on such sites is considered an outcast.
According to latest reports, with each passing day, the number of employers, and even some psychologists who believe those not on social networking sites are 'suspicious,' is increasing.
A German magazine Der Taggspiegel has gone as far as pointing out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik, have one thing in common- they both do not have accounts on Facebook!
Also, Forbes.com reported that HR departments in companies get suspicious about a candidate if he/she does not have a Facebook profile.
One might wonder if the social networking sites have invaded the human race to such an extent that anybody not subscribing to such an idea is considered not "normal"?
Apparently, what concern's the bosses is that perhaps, a candidate who is not on Facebook, has received so many red flags on his profile that the account had to be deleted, reports Daily Mail.
Emily Yoffee, an Advice Columnist for Slate.com has even advised youngsters to not date someone who is not on the social media.
"If you're of a certain age and you meet someone who you are about to go to bed with, and that person doesn't have a Facebook page, you may be getting a false name. It could be some kind of red flag," he says.
However, the idea may not be used to judge the older generation, who have shown their worth as productive adults before social media became widespread.
The two shooters apparently used other networking sites such as MySpace and Adult Friend Finder, and thus, 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,' Daily Mail reported.
Psychologist Christopher Moeller, told the magazine that using Facebook usage has been linked to healthy social living.
Psychologists have noted many mass murderers do not have friends and stay away from networking sites which boils the argument down to the point that people who don't interact socially on networking sites are perhaps either not "normal" or even dangerous.