The great thing about fields like social network analysis is how they combine diverse disciplines like computer science and anthropology. Besides being inherently interesting, a diverse (but still integrated) skillset also provides anti-offshoring protection.
So says today's NY Times, in this article: "A Techie, Absolutely, and More." The article gives quite a bit of press to computer supported cooperative work (CSCW). For one expert's opinion on how SNA relates intimately with CSCW, see Danyel Fisher, who recently co-authored this nifty paper on using SNA to perform email triage more effectively. Judging from the co-authors on this paper, perhaps we can hope to see this feature in Outlook 2006?
PS: I think the word "triage" is really up and coming, closing fast on "dyads." They make a good ambiguous pair, "triage dyads" being either a sorting of my email relationships in Outlook 2006, or a best-practice-swapping exercise of emergency room interns.