According to this article printed in tagesspiegel.de, not having a Facebook account should be the first sign that you are a mass murderer.
The article mentions the fact that in the US, people were subject to handing their passwords over to potential employers, which privacy advocates, Facebook, and the US government disagree with. But the article takes it one step further in claiming that not only did US employers have a legitimate point, but also suggesting that those who abstain from Facebook could be mass murderers.
As examples they use Norwegian shooter Anders Breivik, who used Myspace instead of Facebook (or as they put it, “largely invisible on the web”, haha @ Myspace), and the newer Aurora shooter who used Adultfriendfinder instead of Facebook. So being social on any other website isn’t good enough, it has to be specifically Facebook that people are using.
While it is already established that sites like Facebook and Google+ are no good for political activists, abuse survivors, and people in the witness protection program; abuse survivors will have to take a back seat while more and more insane articles like this come out.
There seems to be an insanity bubble around older people which has arrived after the initial Facebook boom that brought in the youth, where they see Facebook as a necessary utility; instead of a trendy website that will have passed in a few years.
(via Active Politic)
After running from Myspace years ago I deliberately avoided Facebook. If it wasn’t such an effective tool for keeping in touch or staying informed on cultural events and parties I may have never joined. Of all the social networking services, it’s the one I spend the least amount of time on. Too much silliness and advertising make it an eyesore.