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Information Overload

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.

Managing the Information Avalanche

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Business information has exploded at all levels. The ability to synthesize overwhelming amounts of information isn't only a challenge in public affairs and politics -- it's also an increasing problem in organizations.

"Feasting on Junk Info": Media in the Internet Age

Robert Schwab | Posted 04.08.2012 | Denver
Robert Schwab

"When you click on the computer, remember that clicks have consequences," Clay Johnson wrote in the L.A. Times. And he's more than right.

Over the Hills and Far Away...

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Denise M. Wilbanks

Our culture has a way of fostering the belief that the "grass is always greener on the other side." I find it fascinating that the more we dream about what we want, the more we forget how to really dream.

How to Avoid 'Expectation Overload'

Sondra Kornblatt | Posted 03.24.2012 | Women
Sondra Kornblatt

Women want to know the magic cure to keep their minds going and going and going. But the truth is that all this going and going and going is why you feel like you're losing your mind.

Data Smog: How Information Turned Deadly

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

You know that feeling on a clear blue sky day. The air is crisp, the sun is shining. Everything seems right in the world. Well, on the Web - it isn't...

Too Much Input and Not Enough "Innerput" Is Bad for Business

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Too often, I see businesspeople becoming slaves to technology rather than masters; information junkies who crave the input regardless of its value; victims of technology who act as if they are powerless to control it.

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 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?