Not on Facebook? Youíre Probably A Mass Murderer
2012-08-10 0:00

From: TheSpec.com



If youíre a Facebook holdout, or have chosen to abandon the social media hangout for any number of reasons, be prepared to be labeled a misfit ó or worse.

The net has been abuzz this week about a story attributed to a German newsmagazine in which a psychologist concluded that accused killers Norwegian Anders Breivik and Colorado theatre gunman James Holmesís slim social media presences were suspicious.

ďNot having a Facebook account could be the first sign that you are a mass murderer,Ē is how tech news site slashdot summed up Der Taggspiegelís story.

With a global population of seven billion and about 955 million registered Facebook user ó technological and economic barriers notwithstanding ó thatís a scary proposition.

However, an immediate concern may be the weight placed on the social network by employers.

While the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services have backed off earlier demands for the Facebook passwords of workers to check their profiles for troubling behaviour, itís still seen as a tool to vet potential employees.

ďAnecdotally, Iíve heard both job seekers and employers wonder aloud about what it means if a job candidate doesnít have a Facebook account. Does it mean they deactivated it because it was full of red flags? Are they hiding something?Ē asked a Forbes.com writer.

And the dating game tells a similar story.

Slate advice columnist Emily Yoffe told one woman: ďIím fine with people not having a Facebook page if they donít want one. HoweverÖ. If youíre of a certain age and you meet someone who you are about to go to bed with, and that person doesnít have a Facebook page, you may be getting a false name. It could be some kind of red flag.Ē

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Ed Comment:

What a ridiculous and insidious idea - using fear mongering, shame, and bully tactics in order to get more people to sign up for social media. If you donít conform, youíre not to be trusted? When have we heard that black and white intolerance before?

"Youíre either with us, or against us."

With what has been revealed about Facebook and other social networking sites in regards to personal information, privacy, safety and security, how on earth could it be wrong to keep a safe distance from these íservicesí?

Further, it is irresponsible and detestable to infer that introverted individuals or people who simply choose against having an online ípresenceí are somehow mentally ill, deranged, or a THREAT to society.

In reaction to the article, some people have noted that Luka Magnotta, accused of a gruesome killing and dismembering in June of 2012, had, and continues to have an enormous online presence, thus voiding psychological conclusions as published by Der Taggspiegel .

In the end, this unnerving call for allegiance or conformity to societal ínormsí, or in this case a CORPORATION, is a destructive and divisive concept, and the alleged íobservationsí used to make this theory should be laughed out the door.




By Elizabeth Leafloor, RedIceCreations.com








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