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We’re a gathering of industry practitioners, academic researchers, consultants and other professionals who are dedicated to addressing the problem of information overload, an ongoing crisis that diminishes productivity and quality of life among knowledge workers worldwide.

IORG welcomes all those who seek – and who seek to share – research, data, ideas and solutions to help reduce the impact of this widespread and growing problem. Read More

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Information Overload Webinar December 2016 Video Replay Available

IORG hosted a webinar “Overcoming Information Overload” on December 13th, 2016 that brought together interesting and diverse thinkers to share their views and research.

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Email, Digital Photography, and the Hole in our Historical Record

Source: Nathan Zeldes's blog

Author: Nathan Zeldes

Five millennia of written record are about to grind to a halt. The fault, of course, is with our marvelous digital inventions: email, instant messaging, social media, and so on. So much better than a posted letter on paper, or papyrus, or parchment, or clay – as fast as an electric current or radio wave, cheap, reliable… but totally ephemeral. Clay tablets survive for millennia; paper can, absent major disaster, stay legible for many centuries. Email disappears, most of it as soon as you hit DELETE, but even the rest, the messages you archive in folders, will not survive for more than a decade or two.  [...]

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