Betharl wrote:I am not on facebook and have never had any desire to be on facebook. On the one hand, I suppose it could help with networking, but I just really don't think I'd use it and I don't want to put myself out there like that. I feel like a lot of people have a facebook page out of some sense of obligation (everyone else has one so I guess I better have one too) even though they don't really use it/aren't on it frequently. Of course, at this point, I feel like if I did start a facebook page this late in the game I'd have an embarrassingly small amount of friends as it would most likely be limited to actual friends. It's my understanding people pick up a lot of friends throughout the years and most of them are people they wouldn't even say hello to if they passed on the street. I don't know, it all just seems strange to me, but I guess I'm in the vast minority.
I automatically find people who don't have facebook to be creepy/shady.
When I add someone, I have noticed that finding them in a raw search works only about 50% of the time or less. Being invisible in searches is the EXACT SAME THING as not being visible on Facebook through some other way, and if not the majority, a substantial minority of the population, particularly the young population, does it.
A lot of statements on this thread also assume a level of technological competence way above most big law recruiters.
Another side to this issue: I am sure some of my posts on FB have grammar mistakes or incorrect abbreviations or are otherwise informal, rather than professional. I am sure R6_Philly also does not write his FB posts with the same style he uses for his LRW memos. Why would I expose this to a recruiter who is, among other things, evaluating an applicant's writing ability?