Reducing Information Pollution

Video: Nathan Zeldes speaks about the evolution of innovative Info Overload solutions

A webinar lecture held at IBM. Enjoy!

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Excerpt: A webinar lecture held at IBM. Enjoy!

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Why You Hate Work

Source: New York Times
Author: TONY SCHWARTZ and CHRISTINE PORATH
Date: 05/30/2014
Excerpt: THE way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your most important work accomplished, amid all the distractions, and you don’t believe that what you’re doing makes much of a difference anyway. By the time you get home, you’re pretty much running on empty, and yet still answering emails until you fall asleep.
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Broken Communication Across the Generation Gap

Source: Nathan Zeldes's blog
Author: Nathan Zeldes
Date: 05/25/2017
Excerpt: What was happening is something I often observe: the younger generations –Y and Z – use many new messaging channels that their Baby Boomer parents often don’t use at all – and vice versa. Where the older folks are primarily email users, younger people are all about Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp and so on. But the problem isn’t just that that they don’t share a channel to communicate on. There are many interesting implications here...
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Email, Digital Photography, and the Hole in our Historical Record

Source: Nathan Zeldes's blog
Author: Nathan Zeldes
Date: 04/30/2017
Excerpt: 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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Email management tips and tools you can’t live without

An infographic about email overload and its solutions.

Source: Quill.com
Author: Eugene Feygin
Date: 11/11/2016
Excerpt: Each and every day, 193.3 billion emails are sent around the world. More than half of those are business emails. The average person spends 28 percent of the workweek reading and responding to email, which equates to 13 hours a week. So what do we do about all this email dependence? Thankfully there are tools and strategies to cut down on inbox overload and get organized.
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ART REVIEW: DiRico’s ‘Data Sets’ comments on information overload at Montserrat

Source: Marblehead
Author: Keith Powers
Date: 01/16/2017
Excerpt: Get ready for the onslaught of small data. Or non-data. Anti-data. Anything but big data. Katherine Mitchell DiRico's exhibition "Data Sets," on view through Feb. 4 at Montserrat College's Schlosberg Gallery, wants you to think about data, implies data, and establishes an aesthetic around data - all without any data. Her delicate, barely visible wall installations - pinned wire, some string, pencil marks, shockingly little color - look like carelessly copied musical scores, or perverse renderings of DaVinci's geometric anatomical drawings. Pinned wire and string emanate from a central, tangled cluster, stretching out into incoherent, unequal directions.
 

Information overload: how it can make our brain freeze, even lower our IQ

Source: Manorama
Author: Dr Rajeev Jayadevan
Date: 01/18/2017
Excerpt: A study was done in Israel about the chances of a prisoner getting parole from the judge in court. It was found that the first few prisoners who appeared in court during the day had a greater chance
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