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Information Overload

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...

Is Information Moving 'Too Fast'' Today?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.04.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I've always been someone who thrives in a fast world. The more I've been able to access information, connect with friends and colleagues, and move inf...

Too Much News?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.22.2013 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

In the past five years, the phrase "news junkie," has been creeping up on me, and for the first time I realize I may be hooked, and the scary fact is -- we may all be.

Media and Gossip in Our New World -- It's Tough! Are We 'Over-Informed'?

Liz Smith | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

It bombards us all the time from everywhere and there are millions of Facebook and Twitter reactions. They are good for selling things and publicity. But life goes on, scandal flares and then everybody forgets about it.

Are Your Children Overloaded with Information?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

For all the benefits of living in the information age, a real danger for children is that they will feel like they are drowning in this torrent of information.

Sensory Overload? Recalculate And Get Back On Course

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

I don't know about you, but my GPS system has taken me off-route sometimes to some pretty crazy places. When I go off onto those dark roads that just don't seem quite right, I actually defy my GPS and force it to recalculate my route. The same is true in my life.

OK, So 'Information Overload' Apparently Is A Problem

Reuters | Patricia Reaney | Posted 11.05.2012 | Technology

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The languages and the cultures are different, but the pet peeves of mobile technology users aro...

Information Overload Isn't A Thing, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

Forget information overload. What you've got is information just-right-load. That's the conclusion reached by a trio of researchers at Northwestern...

Tips for Managing Information Overload in Email, Facebook and Twitter

Larry Magid | Posted 10.08.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

While all of these tools can help a bit, none will completely eliminate information overload or the stress of living in a society where you're expected to be on call 24 hours a day. But there's a tool for that built into just about every device you own. It's called the On/Off switch.

Will Associations Become Filters for Digital Overload?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

These groups of thought leaders are blogging, tweeting, meeting, and plugging in to social media with innovation and enthusiasm that in many ways surpasses many of the media organizations that I know well.