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Welcome to The Quiet Living Room, a podcast by the Quiet Social Club, where founder Iliana Grosse-Buening discusses and explores ideas on how to live and work well in a digital world. In this podcast Iliana interviews Kenneth Schlenker, founder and CEO of Opal. Kenneth founded Opal in 2020 with a mission to help 1 billion people focus better day to day so they can accomplish their dreams. Opal is an innovative screen time management app that helps people take back control of their time so they can focus on what matters most to them. It allows you to measure, understand, and manage your focus while blocking out distracting apps and websites. Opal uses Apple’s local VPN technology to monitor and […]

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Global Day of Unplugging March 3, 2023

March 3rd is Global Day of Unplugging, an annual awareness campaign established in 2009 to celebrate human connection over digital engagement. Whether it is for 1 hour or 24 hours, at some point from sundown to sundown March 3-4 thousands of people in multiple countries will step away from their screens and intentionally shift into an offline activity, an in-person interaction, a real-life gathering or simply a meaningful conversation about their relationship with technology. Author Anne Lamott writes, “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” After taking a break from technology we are better equipped to establish healthier digital habits going forward. Listen to Iliana Grosse-Buening founder of the Quiet Social Club […]

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The Science of Our Attention Spans with Professor Gloria Mark

Tune-in on YouTube for a one hour Cambridge Thinklab with Professor Gloria Mark, Author of her new book Attention Span as she discusses “The Science of Our Attention Spans”.  Find focus and restore balance as our minds have undergone a fundamental shift in how they work in the digital age. Gloria Mark is Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She received her PhD from Columbia University in psychology and studies the impact of digital media on people’s lives. She takes a deep dive in examining multitasking, interruptions, and mood with the use of digital devices. She has published over 200 articles, and in 2017 was inducted into the ACM SIGCHI Academy which recognizes leaders in the field […]

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How to Overcome Information Overload: Complete Guide 101

Date: 7/5/2021
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload
Source Author: IvyPanda
Source Date: 5/21/2021
Source Name: IvyPanda blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A detailed guide to to causes, manifestations and solutions to Information Overload.

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Date: 6/7/2021
Category: Website
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A collection of quotations, graphics, and links exploring the effects of information overload and other “pathologies of information”.

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Dealing with a deluge of email

Date: 9/30/2020
Category: Journal Article
Tags: Email overload
Source Author: Teri Saylor
Source Date: 9/12/2020
Source Name: Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

After spending the last few days managing a massive volume of email, I decided to look online for some practical tips that can be practiced to be more efficient and effective in preventing email overload.

This article published in the AICPA online news provides several practical tips such as:

  • Adopt an email folder system to organize your emails
  • Use filters to automatically file or better yet delete unwanted emails
  • Don’t use emails for conversation, try good old telephone or in person conversations
  • Don’t allow emails to interrupt workflow or other planned activities
  • Avoid “reply to all” when really not required
  • Don’t skim and skip to come back later, handle once
  • Think before you send, is the email important? would you want to receive it?
  • Read the full article and helpful insights when dealing with a deluge of email


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IORG  has done a tremendous job to raise awareness as well as provide well researched, practical resources to address the complex issues of information overload.  They were way ahead of the game and continue to lead in this arena.

Anne McGhee-Stinson Managing Partner & Director of Practice, Effective Edge

IORG’s work is extremely relevant and impactful in an age when people regularly suffer from information overload. I regularly use their work to get the latest high-level thinking on information overload.

Dr. Lawrence Ampofo Director & Founder, Digital Mindfulness

The costs associated with information overload are too high for this problem to be seen merely as an academic rhetoric… IORG helps us to not forget that this is a problem we face every day, despite the fact that it often goes unnoticed. In that sense, IORG was, for me, a “canary in the coal mine”, an advance indicator showing the imminence of a dangerous problem.

Rui Silva Founder - 2BePro


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