Here's a sign of Facebook's maturation: some think people who don't use it could be sociopaths. This flips the old linkage of scary-media<=>scary-people on its head.
The common concern among bosses is that a lack of Facebook could mean the applicant's account could be so full of red flags that it had to be deleted.
This meme appears in different places, apparently. Jobs, for instance:
Forbes.com reports that human resources departments across the country are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don't use the site...
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.
Slate.com Advice Columnist, Emily Yoffee, wrote in an advice column that young people shouldn't date anyone who isn't on Facebook. 'If you’re of a certain age and you meet someone who you are about to go to bed with, and that person doesn’t have a Facebook page, you may be getting a false name. It could be some kind of red flag,' [s]he says.
Cultures are quite skilled at holding opposing points of view in their collective mind, so it's possible we can keep this meme in play while also fearing Facebook. Alternatively, this new concept will blot out the old scary one.