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Information Overload

$ave on Time, Overload and Complexity With User Experience

Sarah Deane | Posted 12.12.2014 | Technology
Sarah Deane

The world got really complicated all of a sudden. You see it in life and you see it especially at work. While so many great applications exist that simplify life's transactions and advances in technology make a 24/7 layer of connectedness, there is a cost that we have incurred as a result.

Can You Text/E-mail/Tweet/FB/DM Me? (Plz!)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Greetings fellow victims of the information apocalypse. It used to be, the goal of Inbox Zero was heroic, but achievable. Alas, that seems like such a long time ago. The rules have changed, and the playing field has changed as well.

The New York Times, Kim Kardashian and the Information Apocalypse

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.29.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Yes, Kim Kardashian broke the web. But she did something good as well. She woke up a small but emerging community of information consumers who don't want her oiled posterior to be the web we leave for our children.

Dear Tech: Let's Reevaluate Our Relationship

Diana Graber | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology
Diana Graber

While certainly frustrating, this "time-out" did force me to reevaluate my relationship with tech. Frankly, it demands too much of my time and attention, it overshares, and doesn't give space to think.

Experiencing Information the Project

Dorote Lucci | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

For the last year, I have been trying to write a blog about my work as a mindfulness coach guiding people through their emotions, stress and past expe...

A Buddhist Monk's Advice On Overcoming Tech Addiction

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

"iPads are great," laughed the Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, a Korean Buddhist monk and global humanitarian leader. But he added an important caveat: They'...

Our Digital Device Addiction Is Causing A 'National Attention Deficit'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Distraction, busyness, constant connectivity and information overload have become largely accepted as facts of daily life in the Internet age. But all...

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

The Ten-Second Race to Content Nirvana

Lee Traupel | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Great content is gonna resonate with the reader or fall flat in about ten second, like a great Sam Cooke song -- your in love and humming along or your not.

3 Biblical Tips to Stay Sane in Our Overloaded World

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Doesn't it make sense to draw on time-tested tips to help keep us sane, grounded, and connected to what deeply matters in the process?

A Digital Desert Island -- Vacation Paradise?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There I was, 30,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Flying to Italy to speak at the IAB Digital conference in Milan. It was the day after Thanksgiving...

Letter From a New Economy Consumer

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Everyday there are thousands of marketers competing for my time. I am consuming data and information at an alarming rate both online and off. When I am at my computer, on average I am switching tabs or functions more than twice every 60 seconds.

The First Of The Three R's Makes All The Difference

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

If you can't or won't help yourself by seeking out the newest and best, you and your company will eventually become irrelevant. It's your job to lead the way into the new territories, but you can't go blindly.

Stop Overdosing on Celebrity Gossip, the News, and Low-Quality Information

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Is it necessary to turn on the same news program every night? Are you living a better life because of watching it? If something isn't benefitting you, then eliminate it.

Curate or Be Curated: The Coming Age of the Curation Economy

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The cure for information overload is coherent curation -- data-driven discovery managed by skilled, thoughtful, and in some cases expert curators. Much as the quality of a restaurant is created by the chef, the quality of the curated end-product is going to be made by the curator.

The Inbox of Our Lives

Daniel Ben-Horin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology
Daniel Ben-Horin

There is discourse and there is productivity and there is social media and there is life outside work and it adds up to high anxiety.

The Forest for the Trees

Ari Andersen | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Living in the information-saturated world that we live in, it is much more of a choice. The choice where to put my focus, my energy, my attention, when there are so many things to think about and do and get accomplished.

Fuck the News

Katie Goodman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

The news is overwhelming and we are not evolutionarily developed to take in this amount of information about that many people suffering. So when it's too much, I'm just going to look at what's right in front of me: my kid, my veggie burger, my guitar.

Information Overload? 3 Questions To Ask Yourself

Kimberly Wyatt | Posted 08.09.2013 | Fifty
Kimberly Wyatt

I'm a huge fan of access to, and exchange of, large quantities of information, and I know I'm not alone. It's estimated that nearly 80 percent of baby boomers -- nearly 60 million -- are online and spend more time there than any other group.

How to Survive the Media Zombie Apocalypse

Anthony Meindl | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

Sometimes that voice within, the inner GPS system that is there for all of us, guiding us and showing us how to create our lives (if we were but quiet enough to hear it) gets shut out because of the constant bombardment of stimuli on our phones, computers and everywhere we look.

Attention and Stress at Work During Boston's Tragedy

Judy Martin | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Martin

We are human beings at work. Sometimes delicate times call for a slight reminder. Managing one's intake of information under such circumstances is directly related to what I call the new APR in the workplace: the attention, productivity and resilience of talent.

Is Information Overload Making Us Sick?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

You've got to admit, it was a weird anniversary to celebrate. There was the Mayor of NY at the Old Town Bar in Union Square - happily reminding the ba...

Our Need for Closure Is Outdated

Schuyler Brown | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Schuyler Brown

Our need for closure has to cease being something we seek outside ourselves and something we reach by diving within. What we seek when we seek closure is a break in the action.

Now Or Never - The New World Of InfoOverload

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I used to be one of those people who categorized things. I had my urgent to do list, my long term projects, my followups. I was... you know... organiz...

What Are You Suppose To Do When Your Have, Like, 106,926 Unread Emails?

AP | By MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology

CHICAGO (AP) — Technology is supposed to make us easier to reach, and often does. But the same modes of communication that have hooked us on the ins...