The latest buzz on the hyper insular echo-chamber-nets is Fake Following. Shiny! Fresh! A ground breaking new paradigm leveraging social synergies in a cross mind share mashup or something!
Hauntingly familiar to be to being able to do the same thing with "Default View" on LJ though.
I have to admit though, I do like the idea of a "pause" button though, even if it's just a nicer UI for the same thing.