Firstly, I just want to say that I've never had a social network account (unless you count Youtube/Vimeo accounts). I don't know; I just never was/am the social networking type ever since they got popular at my high school. I am typically very private and I didn't see the point of a site where many people post the most flattering photos of themselves, doing things they wouldn't normally do, and posting updates of themselves like a celebrity. In a sense, it's like "recreating" an idealized version of yourself online. Don't get me started on facebook "stalking" - but I must admit, when my friends would look up people, I had a few inquiries, myself, lol.
Not that I have anything against the idea, itself; on the contrary, I think it's an ingenious tool that I WISH I would've invented myself. Zuckerberg/the other guys really tapped into that voyeuristic zeitgeist of the people and I admire that. But for some reason, I just wasn't into it.
Anyway, I was fine living w/o it, but last Fall, I transferred to a college a couple hours away from where I live, leaving my close friends behind. I just didn't realize how important social networking was on campus that even some professors set up pages for us (to ask questions or comment). When so many people ask me to "facebook them," I've started to get embarrassed when I say that I don't have one, and they give me this weird look. I didn't care at first, but it's gotten annoying especially when it seems like having one is the only way to make friends, which this year, I've been a loner for the most part. Not to mention, my career plans involve an industry where connections are big. I don't mind being alone - I mean I'm an INTP, lol (90% sure I am) - but my college experience has been a lackluster one to say the least (like high school) and unbridled youth only lasts so long.
I am thinking of getting one, but I just hate the notion of being pressured into doing something I honestly have never had an interest in. Not to mention, I'll have to be "friends" again with people I didn't want to see after high school. It's hard for me to gauge the advantages with the disadvantages.
Any other NTs have this problem? Or is it just me?