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information overload

articles, research, tips, and techniques to deal with information overload
Susan Beebe
Fwd: Hate your inbox? This #infographic will solve that problem for you :) http://t.co/21IRGH6f (via http://ff.im/UUz9Z)
joergkurtwegner
John
Short article about information overload (mentioning IORG) but principally the review of an interesting-looking book, published Spring 08, called "The Overflowing Brain: Information Overload and the Limits of Working Memory" by Torkel Klingberg, a neuroscientist who has been working on this for some years. - http://www.insidehighered.com/layout...
joergkurtwegner
Fwd: Anyone know good sources of data/graphs to highlight information explosion in science (partic. bioinformatics) # of published papers, scientific software on cran/sourceforge/github, entries in genbank, etc, over time? (über http://friendfeed.com/science...)
joergkurtwegner
joergkurtwegner
This web savvy they organically innovation slideshow was edited very well suited to the 2.0 site. - Ami Iida
Daniel Sims
Using FriendFeed to deal with Real-time Information Overload - http://dsims.posterous.com/using-f... (via http://friendfeed.com/friendf...)
Using FriendFeed to deal with Real-time Information Overload - http://dsims.posterous.com/using-friendfeed-to-deal-with-real-time-infor (via http://ff.im/4yrom)
joergkurtwegner
Article-Level Metrics at PLoS (presentation to NISO) « everyONE – the PLoS ONE community blog - http://everyone.plos.org/2009... (via http://friendfeed.com/mrgunn...)
Bill Boyd
Social media burnout and overload | Tyler Hayes - http://tshayes.com/2009...
Minneapolis-based speaker and writer says people are experiencing "Twitter burnout" and other forms of social media overload. He also wonders what happens when you amass 10,000 bookmarks in Delicious – as there's no obsolescence program in place to remove what you no longer need. "Someone needs to answer this question quickly before we run out of space – and before we have so much information 'stored' for ourselves that we simply don't know what to do with it all anymore." - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Link is broken, any update? - joergkurtwegner
All of my sites were hacked into & deleted, and are currently being restored (Media Temple didn't back up any of the databases). Sorry for that! I'll try to remember to update this when the site goes live again (should be 24-48 hours tops). Until then, here is a Google cache of the article: http://74.125.95.132/search... - Tyler Hayes
Bill Boyd
Keeping Found Things Found: What Does It Mean? | William Jones, University of Washington - http://www.keepingfoundthingsfound.com/why...
University of Washington professor and IORG member William Jones has a web site, an organization and a book all called "Keeping Found Things Found." Says Jones: "Information inert--misplaced, forgotten or too much trouble to access--does us little good. And information that distracts, confuses or overwhelms can be worse than no information at all. How do we keep our information 'found'? How do we organize it in ways that make sense for us in the lives we want to lead?" - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
joergkurtwegner
Value ordering: data < information < knowledge - But wait - knowledge is a 'no thing' http://keepingfoundthingsfound.com/blog... - What does this mean with respect to information overload? Are we unable to create knowledge, but only new information?
joergkurtwegner
Bill Boyd
Five reasons why I took a Facebreak - WInda Benedetti - msnbc.com - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id...
The black hole (when it comes to time), the guilt (about not responding), and the rearrangement of childhood memories are among the reasons this columnist "decided to kick the Facebook habit." - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
Email - Good Enough Isn’t! >> Slaw.ca legal weblog - http://www.slaw.ca/2009...
Management consultant and knowledge management expert Joel Alleyne says email has become too successful (and/or failed) because it's used for purposes it wasn't designed for and contributes to "information fragmentation." - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
A Twitter primer — in way more than 140 characters | Ragan.com - http://www.ragan.com/ME2...
What's interesting about this one are the comments. I'm seeing more and more pushback from under 30s about "too much information" and social media. This post is typical: "I'm 28 and I already feel resistant to the new technologies that are appearing. My company wants to incorporate Twitter and I'm just dreading it." - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
Are you a twit if you don't want to Twitter? - AP via MSNBC.com - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id...
"Call it online sociability fatigue. And it's not just being felt by older folks who have lived most of their lives without the Web. As social networking grows, from stream-of-consciousness Twitter to buttoned-up LinkedIn, even some of the very young people who've helped drive these sites' growth could use a break." - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
Kathleen Parker - Too Much Information, Too Little Understanding - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...
Washington Post blogger says Too Much Information "may indeed be the despot's friend. Keep citizens so overwhelmed with data that they can't tell what's important and eventually become incapable of responding to what is. Our brains simply aren't wired to receive and process so much information in such a compressed period." - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
Morningstar - Business Wire: Information Overload Research Group to Address Solutions at Second Research Conference - http://news.morningstar.com/newsnet...
IORG to hold second annual conference APril 26-28 at PARC, a Xerox company, in Palo Alto. “By bringing together experts from such diverse backgrounds, we are creating a powerful dialog on information overload,” said Nathan Zeldes, president and chairman of the board, IORG. “This event will set the stage for further development of solutions to combat the extraordinary challenges we face from today’s information explosion.” - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
Micro Persuasion: Social Networking Demographics: Boomers Jump In, Gen Y Plateaus - http://www.micropersuasion.com/2009...
"Baby Boomers (those born 1946-1964) are the fastest growing users of social networking sites and are also increasingly reading blogs. Meanwhile, Gen Y interest in these services has plateaued . . . Could they be suffering from social fatigue or do they have enough technology in their lives already?" - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
Investor's Business Daily: Social Networking Is Fast Migrating To Business World - http://www.investors.com/editori...
More companies now are adopting social networking tools to help streamline collaboration among employees, customers and partners. Business software makers see an opportunity. Research firm Saugatuck Technology says young workers will demand sycg technologies. Thus, social networks are "poised to become an important element of user enterprise business operations" over the next few years, says Saugatuck analyst Mark Koenig. - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
Time Management in the Age of Social Media - BusinessWeek - http://www.businessweek.com/managin...
"Getting Things Done" author David Allen says there are three main ways social media serves people well: Schmoozing, supporting an agenda, and experimenting. "To use social media effectively, just be sure that you aren't putting more effort in than the result you're getting." Also, "If I want to have Twittered, then it's productive!" - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
Five Digital Trends to Watch for 2009 - Authenticities - Edelman Digital - http://www.edelmandigital.com/blog...
One of the five highlighted trends is "Less is the New More," says Edelman Digital's Steve Rubel: "For a while we gorged on information. Now, however, overload is taking its toll. There are signs that many are simplifying and cutting back. This is not a function of the economy. It’s a defense mechanism. Devouring media is out. Selective ignorance and friends as quality filters are in." - Bill Boyd
Bill Boyd
Book review: CrazyBusy, by Edward Hallowell -- Hoover’s Business Insight Zone - http://www.hooversbiz.com/2009...
New book by Dr. Edward Hallowell says we're all overstimulated with too much information and too many obligations. “In order to cope with the many demands of everyday life and the information overload each day brings, a person needs to be able to stop and think, to pause over one point long enough to extract what matters before moving on. . . . Life is a powerful accelerator these days; what separates the successful from the frustrated is the quality of their brakes and their ability to use them.” - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
Behind the Incredibly Shrinking Media - BusinessWeek - http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily...
In an article largely about the state of journalism, Paul Armstrong (@themediaisdying at Twitter) says the "new world" of media "brought us massive amounts of information but no new time to digest it." He says we must "tame our info lust and refocus." - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
The Hindu News Update Service: Researchers develop system to ease e-mail overload - http://www.hindu.com/thehind...
Two Indian-American researchers at Minnesota and Oklahoma State Universities use SIMONE (Simulator for Interruptions and Message Overload in Network Environments) to produce models of how e-mail flows within a network of knowledge workers. - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
Info crack - CNET Asia Blogs: Chick Click by Isabella Chen, Singapore - http://asia.cnet.com/blogs...
Singapore university student calls the electronic information stream "info crack" and says "We want to overload . . . Every moment I'm not checking out some new, cool stuff, I'm wasting my time." - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
joergkurtwegner
connecting with information and finding your community - http://scilib.typepad.com/science...
Arthur Alston
The Productivity Paradox Blog - How to synchronize Tweetdeck across two Macs in order to avoid a possible productivity paradox. - http://www.theproductivityparadox.com/blog...
Bill Boyd
Doris Drucker Writing Book on IO - http://postcards.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009...
Fortune editor at large Patricia Sellers says Peter Drucker's widow (who is 98) is working on a book about information overload - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
Bill Boyd
Technology: BlackBerry's Many Distractions | Newsweek - http://www.newsweek.com/id...
This article is about more than President Obama's BlackBerry. It's an overview of the high cost of interruptions, distractions and fragmented attention, and quotes IORG members Gloria Mark and Mary Czerwinski. - Bill Boyd from Bookmarklet
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