Not being online a crime? Soon at a job-interview near you!
A couple of years ago I mused on Twitter (ironically) that "it'll soon be suspicious if one doesn't have a Facebook account" - because 'interested parties would assume that one is merely keeping it a secret; ergo: one's a potential criminal...
"In Maryland, job seekers applying to the state's Department of Corrections have been asked during interviews to log into their accounts and let an interviewer watch while the potential employee clicks through wall posts, friends, photos and anything else that might be found behind the privacy wall.
Previously, applicants were asked to surrender their user name and password, but a complaint from the ACLU stopped that practice last year. While submitting to a Facebook review is voluntary, virtually all applicants agree to it out of a desire to score well in the interview, according Maryland ACLU legislative director Melissa Coretz Goemann."
The implication is clear: if you say, "well, I have no FB account", THAT may be seen as a suspicious statement - as though you had something to hide...
If employers - private and state - openly do THAT, what else is coming?