Reducing Information Pollution

Third of Brits struggling to cope with data overload

Source: Biz Report
Author: Helen Leggatt
Date: 10/12/2015
Excerpt: No wonder yoga and meditation are trending in the UK. According to Esri UK's survey of 1,000 adults in the UK a third of them (35%) are finding it hard to cope with the sheer amount of digital distractions every day, such as social media, emails, digital news and digital documents. For most (61%), they feel that they need to stay constantly connected to keep track of, and respond to, information from far too many sources and it's a daily concern. Thirty-four percent say they struggle to absorb all the content they are exposed to. Avoidance is a tactic used by 44%, and 14% go as far as to hide their devices to avoid the bombardment and to prevent constantly checking.
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