I was thinking about the Belcerebons of Kakrafoon Kappa from Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (as you do). According to wikipedia “Once a serene and quiet civilization, a Galactic Tribunal sentenced them to telepathy because the rest of the galaxy found peaceful contemplation contemptuous. Ford Prefect compared them to Humans because the only way Belcerebons could stop transmitting their every thought was to mask their brain activity (or its readability) by talking endlessly about utter trivia.”  – sound familiar? The internet can be a powerful tool, but an equally powerful distraction and with social websites profligating exponentially, the process that involves checking on them all could evolve in to a Dante-like eternal loop.