Are People Who Don’t Use Facebook Psychopaths?

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In today’s tech-savvy world, social media has become the norm. Social sites like Facebook and Twitter have become so mainstream, more and more human resource departments use them when researching potential job candidates.

So what if someone doesn’t have an online presence? They’re not on Facebook. They don’t use Twitter. What then?

According to Forbes.com, it’s suspicious. In fact, Forbes says, the absence of a Facebook account raises red flags. The German magazine Der Taggspiegel recently pointed out that James Holmes, the man suspected of killing 12 in a theatre in Aurora, Colo., and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people with a car bomb and mass shooting, both did not use Facebook.

According the Daily Mail, some employers believe the absence of a Facebook account could mean it was so riddle with red flags it had to be deleted.

Slate.com tech reporter Farhad Manjoo says the same rules don’t necessarily apply to productive adults who became established prior to social media becoming popular. It’s young people without an online presence that it a cause for concern. According to psychologist Christopher Moeller the use of Facebook indicates a person has a healthy social network. But could it mean the lack thereof indicates a person is abnormal, dysfunctional or even dangerous?

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