Not using facebook then you must be a mass muderer

According to an article in tagesspiegel.de, not having a facebook account should be the first sign that you are a mass murderer.

No facebook, no job offer

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.

Google translation of article …

Wake up young people who do not have a Facebook account, mistrust, then? Determined in some human resources departments in the U.S., there were at last aware of cases where heads of their applicants requested the access to their profile. Who does not have a profile, for which there is no job offer, because he has something to hide. So far it is not yet in this country. But ask even in Germany, “70 to 80 percent of HR professionals by the candidates in the network,” says psychologist Christopher Moeller Hanover.

Revealing images that users and private messages were better off not making it accessible for everyone is aware by now the most. But that the opposite effect – the absolute abstinence – seems suspect makes new. “The Internet has become a natural part of life,” says Moeller. And: “It is possible that you get with virtual friends and feelings of positive feedback.” But only as long as users do not overdo it. As long as they continue to maintain contacts and real and the virtual tours are not addictive, because the can, according to the scientist “reinforce basic psychological disorders and anxiety.”

On the other hand, Moller, however not convinced. “. That an abstinence from the Internet similar causes, can not be said,” Nevertheless, the assassin of Aurora is not the first assassin, who shunned social networks also the Norwegian Anders Breivik , the front of a year for the mass murderer was, in fact, its largely invisible on the web. Like Holmes, he reported only in a few forums to speak, hidden otherwise isolated themselves. He was an outsider.

And maybe this is for investigators and experts in the latest case, the important finding: that Holmes not only had no Facebook friends, but – so far known – not even good acquaintances and friends in real life.

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4 Responses to “Not using facebook then you must be a mass muderer”

  1. keith Says:

     ‎”Father stabbers. Father rapers! Father rapers sitting right there on the bench next to me! And they was mean and nasty and ugly and horrible crime-type guys sitting on the bench next to me. And the meanest, ugliest, nastiest one, the meanest father raper of them all, was coming over to me and he was mean ‘n’ ugly ‘n’ nasty ‘n’ horrible and all kind of things and he sat down next to me and said … “What were you arrested for, kid?” And I said, “Not having a Facebook account.” And they all moved away from me on the bench there, and the hairy eyeball and all kinds of mean nasty things, till I said, “And using BitTorrent.” And they all came back, shook my hand, and we had a great time on the bench, talkin about crime, mother stabbing, father raping, all kinds of groovy things that we was talking about on the bench.” — with apologies to Arlo Guthrie.

    –Lauren–
    Lauren Weinstein

  2. Jon Says:

    (1) You have no Facebook, so (2) you are unemployed, and being unemployed (3) you are forced to visit the employment agency, where (4) you are referred to a mental health clinic… and simply because (1) you are not on the bleepin’ “FB.” Future historians will have a blast studying the inane craziness of out time.

  3. Jon Says:

    *out time, our time

  4. keithpp Says:

    On the otherhand in UK you are mentally unfit for work but the Job centre will declare you are fit for work!

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