I was always wondering when this was going to come up...
For starters, I am the ONLY person with my name, first and surname combination; in the world(I know, hard to believe but true nonetheless)
I have never had a facebook account(and never will), but *yet* for some odd reason there is a faux profile of me(I shit thee not) is listed on it with some odd similarities including but not limited to race, sex, location, and activities that I'm into(again I shit you not).
I have seen this profile and it has a picture of some loser getting high or doing whatever the hell he's doing WITH MY NAME.
Now let's say for example, that I'm looking for a job and the potential employer does a Facebook search which I believe is SOP these days in the job market and that profile pops up. What then is the chance of me being looked at as suitable candidate?! Or let's say for another example I am contracting and the client wants to do some background research on me(which I feel is reasonable) and then again, THAT SHIT POPS UP
All I'm saying is that this "feature" has the potential to do a lot of irreparable, long lasting, "digital" damage(i.e. the wayback machine) to a person that has never, nor has any intent, of being on "The Facebook".
Sooo, is the only way I(or anyone else with this problem) can protect myself is to sign-up with a real profile in an attempt to set the digital record straight?!
Truthfully, if I never get a job or contract again after a background check I fully and indelibly have no one but Facebook to blame...