Reducing Information Pollution

Information Overload Resource Center is available!

July 25, 2012 | Posted By Nathan Zeldes

A new repository of articles and research related to Information Overload is now available at The web site was created by the Information Overload Research Group—a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to facilitate and share solutions to the growing information glut.

You are welcome to add pointers to IO related resources. Go to the above URL, register and submit your share to this communal work in progress!

“This is a crowd-sourced directory of links and abstracts to articles and resources about Information Overload and related issues such as interruptions, multitasking, attention management, and similar information management challenges,” says IORG President Nathan Zeldes.

“IORG is committed to help reduce the information pollution that is wreaking havoc on the productivity and quality of life of people everywhere. This Resource Center is our way to provide to the research, business, government and media communities—as well as to the interested public— a ‘one-stop shop’ portal to the growing corpus of research and insight about this major problem and how it may be solved.”

Zeldes says IORG was guided by three principles in creating the resource center:

  • Anyone may contribute pointers to relevant resources.
  • The repository is professionally moderated, so posted resources are of  consistent relevance and quality.
  • It includes resources of every kind: research papers, books, media articles, blog posts, videos and web sites.

IORG’s goal is to create the world’s most comprehensive collection of information-overloaded related research and content. The project was announced at Overloaded 2012—IORG’s recent conference in San Francisco.

The resource center is dedicated to the memory of Greg Spira, who was instrumental in its creation. Spira, a writer and Internet pioneer, founded the Internet Baseball Awards and helped advance the field of sabermetrics—the mathematical and statistical analysis of baseball records popularized in the movie Moneyball.  He’s remembered at and several baseball sites.


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    April 17th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

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