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what do you think of someone with no social network? - meat - 06-18-2014 12:29 PM

If you meet someone new how soon do you normally look for them on social networks(facebook, twitter etc)?

and what do you think of someone if you find out they dont have any facebook, twitter, snapchat ?

- jackie m - 06-18-2014 12:31 PM

If they didnt have a facebook account I would think they are a nice person that doesnt need computers to rule their life.?

- Sakuni - 06-18-2014 12:46 PM

I personally only have a Twitter...that's not under my actual name and that nobody knows about. I also never post on it. I'm a teenager and about ninety-nine percent of the people I know have a social network, but they never seemed to care about the fact that I didn't have one. Sometimes one of my friends would bring it up, but I think people these days actually like verbal communication when they have the chance because it's so rare nowadays. If I meet someone that has no social network to speak of, I could actually relate to them. It also boosts your self confidence when you have to speak to people upfront. I enjoy talking about what's happening orally, instead of having to decipher my way through "lol's" "btw's" and other abbreviations. I personally think of people with no social network with higher regard, since they tend to be a better person to "hang out" with. They won't be glued to a computer or their phone all day. You also don't have to worry about all that online drama that comes with having an account on a social network. It eliminates a lot of hurdles. At times I think it would be nice to have a social network and look up to what other people are doing, but there's something called over-sharing. There's an air of mystery around a stranger, and it's rewarding to get to know them look at them while you are speaking to them, but when you add the internet in between it takes all that excitement away and friendships aren't valued. You hear stories about people getting hung up over social networks, and you hear stories about people doing stupid things on social networks...what happened to talking through your problems offline?

- Bob - 06-18-2014 12:51 PM

id think that they might have a life.

- Mujer Alta - 06-18-2014 12:56 PM

It all depends on the relationship I have with them. If it's job or business related, I'd google their name ASAP just to see what I can find out about their reputation. If it's social, I usually wouldn't look them up - unless they looked or acted like they should be wanted by the police. I'd never look up an adult on Facebook or Twitter because those are for communicating with friends and family and, besides the fact that I wouldn't need that kind of information about someone, I'd feel like I was prying into their private life.

If someone doesn't have Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. accounts, I'd think they must be an interesting, mature person with full, active, meaningful lives.

(I have a Facebook page because it's used on a lot of other sites to sign in. I have a Twitter account so I can follow emergency services (fire and police) during earthquakes and brushfires. I never post on it.)

- IAMME - 06-18-2014 01:00 PM

Maybe they don't want it.