we are basically creatures of habit.
- each day we get up to the same morning routine even if it isn't well defined .
- we eat basically the same meals, although we prefer to think that we eat a variety of meals.
- we succeed at things like health and fitness and study, by making them part of our daily rituals.
My point is, we have routines for being social, too. JLM made a good point, ie his 38k posts were stretched out over years. 38k doesn't suggest any fault in character, he has merely established this social media as a habit or a ritual over many years.
back to the topic, internet media and gadgetry are common these days. Someone in a coffee shop with a gadget might be doing exactly the same thing that we did with newspapers. Others with gadgets might be doing the exact same thing as we did with text books. Others might be doing the same thing as the accountant that takes a ledger book with them( sounds boring).