Not joining Facebook makes you a psychopath?

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PostWed Oct 31, 2012 1:12 am » by Fatdogmendoza


Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is 'suspicious'

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.

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Normal: Facebook has become so pervasive in this culture that not having a profile is considered 'abnormal'





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.
'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.'

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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.


Ive got a facebook account but I AM A Psycho :mrgreen:

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PostWed Oct 31, 2012 1:16 am » by ZetaRediculous


I have a FB but I very, very rarely us it.

I think probably over 5 months since my last visit....

It's total b*ll*cks. If someone is my friend, then they will call or email. Don't need a social network to determine my mental health.... :shooting: :shooting: :shooting: :shooting: :shooting: :shooting:
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PostWed Oct 31, 2012 1:20 am » by domdabears


I have 2 accounts. 1 personal, and 1 for my website.

I have it, and I go on it, and I HATE it more than anything.

For some reason I can't stop logging in. I passive aggressively make fun of people a lot on it.

I post a lot of stuff that makes fun of Obama and Romney. Stuff like that.

Most of my friends and family can't stand my posts. Mainly because they're Obama supporters.
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PostWed Oct 31, 2012 1:21 am » by Fatdogmendoza


ZetaRediculous wrote:I have a FB but I very, very rarely us it.

I think probably over 5 months since my last visit....

It's total b*ll*cks. If someone is my friend, then they will call or email. Don't need a social network to determine my mental health.... :shooting: :shooting: :shooting: :shooting: :shooting: :shooting:

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PostWed Oct 31, 2012 1:32 am » by ZetaRediculous


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PostWed Oct 31, 2012 1:36 am » by Poooooot


I don't have a Facebook. I had one for years and HATED it. Got rid of it last November and haven't looked back. This report is stupid.
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PostWed Oct 31, 2012 1:37 am » by ZetaRediculous


Poooooot wrote:I don't have a Facebook. I had one for years and HATED it. Got rid of it last November and haven't looked back. This report is stupid.



Or you're mal adjusted to modern society and probably should be locked up before you go on a killing spree :shooting: :shooting:

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PostWed Oct 31, 2012 1:44 am » by Fatdogmendoza


FFS poooooot

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PostWed Oct 31, 2012 1:47 am » by E6722maj


that's bullshit. i'm on facebook and i'm fairly unbalanced :nope:

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PostWed Oct 31, 2012 1:50 am » by Fatdogmendoza


E6722maj wrote:that's bullshit. i'm on facebook and i'm fairly unbalanced :nope:

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