I prefer isolating myself from the world as much as possible when I’m working. I use Bose QC 15 headphones to cancel out the rest of the world’s noise, but between distracting websites, constant emails, messages, and RSS feeds, the digital world can be an even bigger distraction.
I’ve redesigned my entire website’s theme for minimalism and consistency. The default Octopress setup encourages linking your Twitter, Github, and Disqus in order to display that content on basically every page. Links to Twitter, Github, and the like can be quickly thrown into the about page without cluttering up every blog post page.