With so many friends to follow online 24/7 you best automate the process. A human brain cannot digest the information input anyway. Wherever you look there is one more firehose of semistructured content flow opening up, FriendFeed [go try it] being one of the less useful IMHO. Brian Solis tries to solve the overflow with MySocial 24x7. I install, I try - if I need additional plug-ins and software to manage the newly won information, how much additional benefit and insight can I gain? In every productive environment, there is a point where additional entities no longer produce any valid output (Grenznutzen [marginal use / maginal utility (Wikipedia)] - and we are fast getting to the point in social communication, where it is best to lean back and watch entropy take its course.