Computers are very good at automating tasks, so how come we've ended up with the automated behaviour?
I must update facebook, i must twit , i am falling behind on my information update/circle.
We update facebook, to let our facebooks friends know how we are is just a friendship maintinence. it lets people know we're still active, doing stuff, living the dream - rather than moving 0 and 1's around with no real physical contact, when was the last time you saw your face book friends. We now automate our friendships.
Sherman takes avantage of this and continualy updates twitter with information about himself, how fast his disk is spiing, whats his core operating temperature, what underlying files or process'es are being used. (in the above example Sherman is very much into asking people questions)....All irrelevant "me talking information"........