Gizmodo's friend Dave Winer has released a really useful minimalist tool called Microliner, which turns your Twitter conversations with multiple people from long sausages impossible to follow into logical, clearly organized hierarchical conversations. It's pretty easy install and use:
The phone's ringing, but you've got a direct message from a hottie on Twitter. Oh, a Facebook message while you're watching kittens on video. What takes priority? Don't panic. This chart will guide you through the hierarchy of Internet distractions.