All those devices in your bag make it easier than ever to stay in sync.
You can reap what you sow in Farmville, keep up with your email, know what's going on on every important blog, be in the right room at the right time earning badges, etc. You can synchronized at all times.
And if you get a little out of sync, just a little, it's painful. One more reason you might want to stop reading this and check your feeds.
Building your success on being more in sync than everyone else is a sharp edge to walk on. You'll always be near the edge of perfect sync, but never there.
The alternative is to be a lot out of sync.
People who are way out of sync with the digital maelstrom of the moment aren't always bad followers. They might be great leaders.