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Not having a Facebook account makes it seem like you have something to hide

The decision to use Facebook or not has always seemed like a choice, but what if not having an account made you seem suspicious to the rest of the world?

A recent Forbes article pointed out that while most non-Facebook users stay away for reasons like internet addiction, privacy issues or just because they couldn't care less what people are eating every second of the day, others who are on the social network could view this absence as suspicious.

For instance, employers are looking to social networks more and more as a way of learning about current and potential employees. When a worker doesn't have a Facebook, some employers may think that this is a red flag, meaning the person could have deactivated it because they had something to hide.

The suspicion bleeds over to other sectors of our lives too, such as our love lives. The article mentioned that new love interests who don't have a Facebook could be hiding their true identity, or could be hiding another relationship that they don't want to make public.

The Forbes article also makes quite the leap to implicate the lack of a Facebook account with mass murderers by pointing out that Anders Breivik and James Holmes didn't have a social media presence at all.

While Facebook started out as just a fun way to connect with friends and family, it has become increasingly ubiquitous, making it a hard habit to quit. Now, it seems as if this is being taken a step further, where those on the outside could be shunned.

Source: Forbes

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By tecknurd on 8/9/2012 12:30:15 AM , Rating: 3
I did have a Facebook account, but I deleted my profile. I did not put enough data for Facebook to know everything who am I. I do not like putting pictures up on the Internet because it then becomes everybody's. I want the pictures that I have be mine and be only for me. If my relatives wants the pictures because I forgot to give them or they have interest in some of my pictures, they can ask for them. I tell people do not upload pictures that you take of me to Facebook or any social network. It is my right that I do not want pictures of me on the Internet.

People that do not have a Facebook or recently deleted their profile does not need to be stated as suspicious. Nobody can force people to put information of the themselves on the Internet. I believe if you want to know who am I, it is best to just ask. My teeth are not sharp they are dull, so do not be shy to ask.

The two people that commit a crime is just a coincidence that they do not have a Facebook account. There are several other people that have a Facebook account that have commit a crime, so the statistics is skewed.

BTW, I do not have a Twitter account because I think these social networks are disgusting.

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