Published on August 7th, 2012 | by Paterson Prosper0
People Without Facebook Accounts Are ‘Suspicious’
I have personally come across more creeps online than in real life. I think an existing active facebook account of the other person facilitates us in deciding whether we should be suspicious about them or not. But it would be stupid to label anyone without it. Not everybody on facebook posts enough about their personal lives and everything they do to rule them out of suspicion. I think having a suspicious facebook account is far worse than not having one.
It’s not just love seekers who worry about what the lack of a Facebook account means. Anecdotally, I’ve heard both job seekers and employers wonder aloud about what it means if a job candidate doesn’t have a Facebook account. Does it mean they deactivated it because it was full of red flags? Are they hiding something?
Increasingly, it’s expected that everyone is on Facebook in some capacity. The idea that a Facebook resister is a potential mass murderer, flaky employee, and/or person who struggles with fidelity is obviously flawed, but it seems that a negative assumption is starting to arise about those who reject the Big Blue Giant’s siren call. Continuing to navigate life without having this digital form of identification may be like trying to get into a bar without a driver’s license.
Case in point: Katherine Losse, the ex-Facebook employee that quit the company and the social network after cashing in her stock options, and who inspired my colleague to consider UnFacebooking, couldn’t stay off Facebook for long. She wound up opening a new account.
“You can’t get away from it. It’s everything. It’s everywhere,” she told the Washington Post. “The moment we’re in now is about trying to deal with all this technology rather than rejecting it, because obviously we can’t reject it entirely.”
Well, you can, but it might lead to your being rejected down the line too.