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    Default Not having a Facebook correlates with mental insanity

    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.



    The common concern among bosses is that a lack of Facebook could mean the applicant's account could be so full of red flags that it had to be deleted.

    Slate.com Advice Columnist, Emily Yoffee, wrote in an advice column that young people shouldn't date anyone who isn't on Facebook.



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    '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.

    Yoffee points out that these judgements don't apply to older people who were already productive adults before social media became widespread.

    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.'


    Loner: James Holmes, the accused Colorado theater shooter, does not appear to have friends and did not have a Facebook page

    It points out that Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and an unborn child and wounding 58 others at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and Breivik, who murdered 77 people with a car bomb and mass shooting, did not use Facebook and had small online footprints.

    Breivik used MySpace and Holmes was reportedly on the hookup site Adult Friend Finder.

    Psychologist Christopher Moeller told the magazine that using Facebook has become a sign of having a healthy social network.

    Psychologists have noted that Holmes, along with several noted mass murderers, have lacked any real friends.

    And this is what the argument boils down to: It's the suspicion that not being on Facebook, which has become so normal among young adults, is a sign that you're abnormal and dysfunctional, or even dangerous, ways.
    Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say it's 'suspicious' | Mail Online

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    Fuck those assholes! Oop's does that prove their point?
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    I used to go on psychotic rampages after dying my hair to look like a beautiful sunset but then I got Facebook and now I'm completely normal. Thanks Facebook!

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    FFS, it's social networking, not a social security number.

    The only reason companies would be "wary" of hiring people without Facebook profiles is because it makes it harder for HR to nose around in peoples' day to day business.
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    I'm sorry have these people not met my "facebook friends" cause most of these people have mental issues and it's obvious by what they post
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedevilang View Post
    I'm sorry have these people not met my "facebook friends" cause most of these people have mental issues and it's obvious by what they post
    Why am I not surprised?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedevilang View Post
    I'm sorry have these people not met my "facebook friends" cause most of these people have mental issues and it's obvious by what they post
    You're talking about people who post here aren't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    You're talking about people who post here aren't you?
    Yeah, like her cousin...
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    I have an untended, non updated facebook. I'm only half insane.
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    So my wish to basic privacy and not whore out my every thought and location and to not see and pry into every thought, location, status update, poop and pee of every acquaintance I've ever had means I'm dysfunctional and dangerous? Lock my ass up now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    You're talking about people who post here aren't you?
    *whistles innocently
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    I have a Facebook page but it's mostly to keep up with friends and relatives that live out of town/state/etc. I have zero interest in posting banal inanities like what kind of breakfast I'm eating or what I'm doing every second of the day.

    I think Facebook, for the most part, is utterly useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedevilang View Post
    I'm sorry have these people not met my "facebook friends" cause most of these people have mental issues and it's obvious by what they post
    no shit!
    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLEE View Post
    Why am I not surprised?
    bitch!
    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    You're talking about people who post here aren't you?
    maybe, but it ain't me... I do NOT do facebook/internet meltdowns. that shit is NOT for public consumption!
    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLEE View Post
    Yeah, like her cousin...
    Yeah, I knew we'd get around to that misconception. I say "fuck you in your neck!".
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    *whistles innocently
    and YOU in the right eye!
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    I have a Facebook page but it's mostly to keep up with friends and relatives that live out of town/state/etc. I have zero interest in posting banal inanities like what kind of breakfast I'm eating or what I'm doing every second of the day.

    I think Facebook, for the most part, is utterly useless.
    I like to get on there at about 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning and LOOK for drunk people losing their shit! It is AWESOME to behold ... until it's your fucking crazy brother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLEE View Post
    Fuck those assholes! Oop's does that prove their point?
    Only if there's a chainsaw involved.

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeSlice View Post
    So my wish to basic privacy and not whore out my every thought and location and to not see and pry into every thought, location, status update, poop and pee of every acquaintance I've ever had means I'm dysfunctional and dangerous? Lock my ass up now.
    I'll bet you ate someone's face off just last week.

    Facebook is a voluntary invasion of privacy and I don't trust that mofo Mark Zuckerberg one bit. I will not be assimilated!
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