If You’re Not on Facebook, You May be a Psychopath

Okay, you might not really be a psychopath. But employers — according to Forbes — may think you are if you’re not one of the 955 million people out there with a Facebook profile. It looks suspicious, you see.

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.

In short, Facebook has become something that is normal to have. And if you don’t, people assume there’s a reason for it — the assumption being that most people in their right minds wouldn’t just not have an account for no good reason. As The Daily Mail points out, “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.”

What’s even more, the psychologist quoted in the article we reference here as gone so far as to say that “using Facebook has become a sign of having a healthy social network.”

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