Not on Facebook or Twitter? You Might be Considered A Psychopath
Social Media is huge and many of us are on Facebook or Twitter, or both. However there are many out there who want nothing to do with Social Media which is fine, but don’t be shocked if your employer finds it suspicious. According to the Daily Mail:
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 tech reporter Farhad Manjoo wrote in an advice column that young people shouldn’t date anyone who isn’t on Facebook.
Don’t worry though. Not having Facebook or Twitter doesn’t necessarily mean that you are crazy. It just means that there is a potential that some will think something is wrong with you. Which I guess that isn’t a good thing either.
What do you think?