Have you ever thought of social media as being a rudimentary form of telepathy? More often than not, we type without actually talking, so in essence you’re literally emitting your thoughts directly through written word. And further still, this idea lingers on in written text and is thrust into exist for as long as the text is present. The same can be said about books, your thoughts live on for centuries.
I think telepathy transcends language, regardless of whether it is spoken or written. So no, I don’t think social media is a kind of telepathy. Telepathy implies a form of communication that involves no linguistic code and no physical medium. Though electronic messages are not a material thing, they still need to be expressed through a linguistic code in order to be understood. Also, though they’re digital, we still need a physical support (a computer, a smartphone, a tablet, whatever…) in order to access them.
That’s why some written texts are an evergreen to human nature.
Prove me wrong and I’m buying.