Not having a social media presence could make your chances of finding work more difficult according to some employers.
But now employers and even some psychologists are starting to view people who aren’t on social networking sites as ‘suspicious’.
They believe that sites like Facebook and Twitter are such a dominant force in our modern society that not conforming and signing up to them raises questions about your character, social skills and even your mental health.
One German magazine, Der Taggspiegel, went so far as to point out that the Batman theatre shooter, James Holmes and Norwegian murder, Anders Behring Breivik can be linked by their lack of social media activity.
On a more realistic level, Forbes.com has reported that human resource departments across the country are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don’t use social media.
Apparently, the biggest worry is that a person’s account has been forcibly deleted because of dangerous or inappropriate content calling into question their character.
Some experts have also warned against dating someone without a Facebook account. However, this doesn’t apply to people who entered adulthood before social media took hold of society.
Having a larger online footprint may make you more visible to the outside world but it also shows that you’re engaged with the world and actively seeking new information, ideas and acquaintances.
To some, not having a social media presence is strangely dysfunctional for young people.
What do you think?