It is a new word that just got added to my vocabulary. Futzing refers to the way by which people gather useless information as they aimlessly wander through social connections and interactions while avoiding tasks and duties.
According to Horsepigcow, futzing happens to be the future of work as those who spend most of their waking/working hours futzing about bridge the communication gap among various disciplines. Moreover, futzers have the ability to build their own professional networks and build credibility that prove useful when the need for other people or groups need new connections.
One caveat: you have to have an enormous amount of information to futz about. Things build upon themselves, and as you futz through your connections, you should be able to get and give various sorts of knowledge, useful or not. You can’t be a considered a good futzer–ergo, not credible–unless you have siphoned a nearly inexhaustible amount of knowledge in your aimless wandering through networks and connections. Your potential to earn more is directly proportional to your futzing ability.