I’ve had this picture of my Twitter social network in my head. Chris Brogan’s Twitter Packs made me think about it again.
Social networking loop de loops diagram 1.
Social networking loop de loops diagram 2.
I imagine that a more sophisticated, streamlined social networking experience will allow you to “mute” loops at will – aiding focus on a noisy day. It would also allow certain loops to sit behind a firewall for privacy, yet remain connected to the rest of the circuit.