Doing The Following is a very dark place for me to go. You can't really underestimate what kind of toll that that takes -- as much as I love it -- to go to a place of murder and mayhem, chasing a killer, killing somebody or being shot at.
One system being developed is the Selected-Papers Network ("SP net"), a sort of Pinterest for peer-review in which researchers with common interests across the sciences can subscribe to one another to share 'must-read' articles and reviews.
You've probably heard of the Six Degrees concept. Any one person (including me) is connected to any other person through six or fewer relationships. SixDegrees.org is about using this idea to accomplish something good.