Reducing Information Pollution

New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Walk and Text

Source: Frequent Business Traveler
Author: Jonathan Spira
Date: 12/29/2015
Excerpt: In my book Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous to Your Organization, I noted that the number of admissions to hospital emergency rooms due to concussions caused by collision with lamp posts by people walking on the street while texting had doubled every year for a period of five years. The serious nature of the problem was driven home to me after a San Diego man plummeted to his death off a cliff this Christmas Day. Witnesses at the scene reported that he wasn’t watching where he was walking, but was looking down at his phone. In 2013, a tourist in Melbourne, Australia had to be rescued by police after she walked off a pier while focused on Facebook.
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