I would consider these forums as a form of social media.
Lol. I do Facebook out of boredom anymore. I turned notifications for Facebook off so I only see it when I'm bored and don't get bothered all day. Doing that made it bearable for me.Touche, however, they are not anywhere near as intrusive as the other platforms. I only know what's going on when I visit. I have no idea unless I am actively looking (I get no notifications except on this site itself).
Also, I like being here. I hate being on FB, IG, Twitter or anything else for that matter. LOL!