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Information Overload

The Curated Web

Brit Morin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Small Business
Brit Morin

For all of the incredible doors the web has opened for the world, it's also overwhelmed us with an amount of content that we'll never be able to absorb. The curated web is an important next step to provide people with the ideas and information they are looking for.

The Entertainment Value of Occupying Wall Street

Robert Schwab | Posted 12.11.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

If you have any sympathy at all for the occupiers' cause... er causes... at first blush you would think John Hendrickson's piece in the Denver Post was a 1960s parent's cynical take on hippies.

Struggling With Information Overload

Larry Magid | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

I used to think I could manage my own often-interrupted life by "multitasking." But except for things like walking and chewing gum, multitasking is a myth. When it comes to cognitive tasks, our brains aren't really capable of competently doing more than one thing at a time.

How Your Mind Keeps Your Body From Falling Asleep

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Your body may be dead tired and ready to collapse, but your mind may be ready to go a few more rounds.

Information Liquidity (Video)

Mickey McManus | Posted 06.28.2011 | Technology
Mickey McManus

What possibilities will we see, what wonders, what dangers, when we live in a world when it's as easy/cheap to manufacture a computing device as it is to print a picture? When we live in a world of a trillion nodes?

NY's Secret Underground Digital Lab

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.12.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

New York has a digital sensory deprivation zone that tests how long people can stand being disconnected from the web. It's called the New York City Subway.

How Do We Respond to a Tragedy Like Japan's?

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

There are plenty of ways to prevent wars, accidents, and unmitigated disasters. But what do we do about the disasters where really no one has done anything wrong?

Cole Sternberg: The Content Is Bleeding Through

Yasi Salek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Yasi Salek

The mutation of information and the expansiveness of its presence in modern society is the theme of artist Cole Sternberg's newest work, "The Content is Bleeding Through."

Looking For Balance In A 24/7 World

Fauzia Burke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fauzia Burke

We live in a culture of 24/7 work and it has become normal to many of us. We have raised the expectation of availability to a point that is unhealthy.

How to Avoid Social Media Overload

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.21.2015 | Technology
Dorie Clark

Keeping up with social media is now a 24/7 pursuit. How do you fit social media into your schedule, and what are your strategies for avoiding social media overload?

Is Your Attention Span Shrinking?

Stefania Lucchetti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefania Lucchetti

You may notice that your attention span has shortened when it comes to, for example, reading a newspaper or magazine article (how many of you skip an article that is longer than two pages?), and while performing tasks at work.

Do We Need to Rethink What Knowledge Is?

Stefania Lucchetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stefania Lucchetti

Knowledge is of two kinds: either we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it. The net opens access to an infinite li...

The key to Turning Data into Information

Jose Vilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jose Vilson

The tons of assessments we drop on students monthly give us nothing but decimals and percentages, rarely making any definitive statements about the progress that our students make in their education.

Stop Me Before I Click Again

Lisa Solod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Solod

On a recent short getaway I was sitting over breakfast one morning with my friend B, clearly jonesing from both the absence of my netbook and the dear...

Less Input and More "Innerput": Take Time to Internalize Information

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

As of a few weeks ago, there were more than 21 billion pages on the Web.

Why HOW Matters So Much More Than WHAT

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

It does not matter the activity, it could be running, emailing, texting, a meeting with a colleague, the what we are doing is so much less important than the how we are doing it.

WHY Are We in Afghanistan? And Other Pressing Questions of Our Time

Lisa Solod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Solod

Bill Press had a discussion on the "war" in Afghanistan on his radio show this morning. I put the word "war" in quotation marks because it remains di...

Feeding the Beast--Our Addiction to Anger and Fear

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Gellman

If you ask most people what they want the most for themselves the vast majority would say "happiness." So why do so many people spend every moment watching and reading things that are designed to make us angry or afraid?

The Wisdom 2.0 Conference: Balancing Inner And Outer Technologies

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

he new tools of our age are changing media as we know it, making it much more user-directed and transparent. But while there are many benefits to these new technologies ... happiness is something else.

The Primary And Secondary Questions: Spirituality And Technology

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

How to best use the technologies of our age is always a secondary question: the primary question is "What is the deeper purpose that life wants to express through me?"

The Wisdom 2.0 Conference: Can Technology And Wisdom Unite?

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

to address the numerous challenges of our age, the various groups in our world -- the techies with their gadgets, the wisdom folks with their practices, the activists with their campaigns -- need to come together.

Attention Economics: 7 Ways The Number 7 Can Keep You Sane

Jacqueline Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacqueline Leo

Using seven as a filter for managing all the digital noise in our lives is one way to avoid the kind of mental hopscotching that can undermine our happiness, our relationships, and our success.

Distraction 2.0 Or Wisdom 2.0: Which One Will We Live?

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

Will we live at the mercy of our gadgets, caught in information overload and addiction, or will we engage creatively and effectively with the technologies of our age and live what we may call Wisdom 2.0?

When Our Cell Phone Owns Us

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

I enjoy my gadgets as much as the next person, but watching how much cell phones are impacting people's lives, I cannot help but wonder, "Do we own our gadgets or have they begun to own us?"

Americans Consume 100,000 Words, 34 Gigabytes Of Content A Day (STUDY)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

From big portions to even bigger cars, Americans have repeatedly caught flack for how much we consume. A new study shows we're gorging on informati...