Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren’t on social networking sites are ‘suspicious.’
The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles.
Wikileaks dude said that Facebook is the greatest spying machine ever invented and this is an offshoot of that idea.
Folks are using Facebook to run their own background checks which I understand in certain situations.
But it also shows that we are in a post-trust society where the default setting is that you’re shady until you prove yourself otherwise.
And that’s a sign of the collapse of civilization.