Does Not Being On Facebook Mean You're A Psycho?

Categories: Advice

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I used to think you'd have to be psychotic to waste your time on Facebook, but now I'm so hooked on it, it almost feels like you'd have to be mentally ill to not be on it.

And some media agree.

In fact, as this blog points out:

A German magazine took pains to note that Dark Knight killer James Holmes and Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik were both not on Facebook.

Forbes.com reports that human resources departments are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don't use Facebook.

(They're afraid that a lack of a Facebook page might mean it was deleted because of unsocial types of behavior.)

And Slate wrote that young people shouldn't date anyone not on Facebook because they could be abnormal, dysfunctional, or disconnected.


Let's face it: The vehemence with which some people screech "I will not join Facebook!" makes you sometimes wonder about their mental health and their ability to play calmly with the other kids.

Then again I screamed that myself for years.

No, bad example.



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nostradavid
nostradavid

Facebook is an insidious invasion of privacy.

It's a big waste of time unless you have a public persona to promote.

As it's market capitalization continues to dwindle, it will go bankrupt when all the early investors bail out. Zuckerberg will start cashing in before it's too late.

Rudegrrrl1
Rudegrrrl1

@keithmedenblik I CAN'T be bullied by stupid media bullshit.. MUSIC however...........I am music's bitch.... ;-)

williamHK
williamHK

Just deleted my account yesterday and my job blocked all of us at work!  It was causing friction amoungst the staffers, jealousy, miscommunication, anger, etc. so they blocked us.  I'm glad, I was spending too much time and emotional energy on it.  And I didn't make one decent connection for business or social activity...so....

SouthernDave
SouthernDave like.author.displayName 1 Like

Just call me Norman Bates.

 

And smile.

kimdvs56
kimdvs56

Everyone has their own reality...I love it...and am not promoting anything and don't have a lick in common with 'high school' people I used to know...but...VERY FUNNY LA MUSTO...!!! DO THESE WITTICISMS JUST ROLL OF YOUR TONGUE???? LOVE U AND LAUGH EVERY DAY...YOU AMAZINGLY TALENTED BEAST..JEALOUS!!!!

musto
musto moderator editor

 @kimdvs56 Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

Facebook will probably be over soon and people will move on to the next thing.

anonTWO
anonTWO

I'm not on facebook because I have no interest in reliving my high school experience.

I do not want to reconnect with people from my past.

 

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

This is a logical fallacy called 'false cause'. And also 'bandwagon' (from the Your Logical Fallacy Is website).

I'm not on it because I have no reason to be on it - I'm not promoting myself or a business. And if an organization that I'm interested in has a page, I can usually see it without joining Facebook. And don't forget - the guy in Canada who mailed the body parts was on Facebook.

ladybug9
ladybug9

And I bet Randy Travis isn't on it either.

ladybug9
ladybug9 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Two psycho killers weren't on facebook? OK, I'm joining.

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