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Information Overload

How to Avoid Social Media Overload

Dorie Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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 de...

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 d...

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.

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...

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

Jacqueline Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
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.

Information Addiction and Our Quest for Relevancy

Scott Lachut | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Lachut

This quest for what might be, creates a seemingly infinite feedback loop where consumption continuously renews the appetite.

Drowning in Information? You're Not Alone

Jonathan B. Spira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan B. Spira

Information overload renders us unable to absorb all of the information being thrust at us and some of what we miss may very well be useful or important.

Keeping Twitter Relevant: The Art of Unfollowing

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

I want to know what people are doing and thinking, but I do not want to hear every little thing.

"Not a Big Fan of TV": Is an Organic Information Revolution on the Horizon?

Schuyler Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Schuyler Brown

I've been noticing a trend in conversations with consumers. There's a growing awareness that our media diets are killing us, and an accompanying resistance to do anything about it.

A Zen Remedy For Information Overload

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

It may not be very popular to admit, but I think if we are honest most of us not only love our increasingly connected life, we also hate it. We do not...

Tomorrow's Info Today: Staying Ahead of the News Cycle

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Randall Amster

From now on, I will only get my news from future-based sources, and thus seek to remain ahead of the curve. Outlandish, you say? Impossible? You are obviously so behind the times.

America: Make April 8th "National Info-Less Day"

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

That's 24 hours in which no person, no media organization, no blogger, no social network, no whoever or whatever can disseminate, transmit, broadcast, pass along any new information to anyone else.

The Disease of A-Thousand-Things-To-Do

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

I have contracted an illness called "the disease of a-thousand-things-to-do." That's how author Abby Seixas describes it in her insightful book, "Find...

How Email Is Ruining Work Life

BBC News | Ben Limberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two million e-mails are sent every minute in the UK. That is almost three billion each day. But what is the real cost of this information overload? E...