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Managing information overload in children

Resource Author:  Carolyne B. Atangaza
Resource Date:  2019-12-14
Resource Name:  Daily Monitor
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

This short article has some thought provoking assertions about the impact of abundant unfiltered content on young children, like “What makes tablets and iPhones so great is the dozens of stimuli at your fingertips, and the ability to process multiple actions simultaneously. This is exactly what young brains do not need.”

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Smartphones and our information overload

Resource Author:  CBS
Resource Date:  2018-04-01
Resource Name:  CBS News
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

The internet, and the ever-present smartphones from which we cannot detach ourselves, are changing the ways we relate to technology – and, at the same time, changing the way we use our brains. Senior Contributor Ted Koppel talks with technology critic Nicholas Carr, software developer Justin Rosenstein, “media psychologist” Byron Reeves, and Sen. Mark Warner about how the internet and social media have become weaponized, and how it is our attention spans that are being targeted.

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A license to mail??

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  2019-02-27
Resource Name:  Nathan Zeldes's blog
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Email overload is not caused only by people sending too many emails… it is also exacerbated by the fact that they don’t know how to write a sensible, concise, actionable message that can be processed rapidly. This post examines the implications – notably the need for a structured process of training and certification to make sure nobody goes near the “Reply All” button before knowing what they are doing.

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How To Better Manage Information Overload In The Workplace

Resource Author:  Sébastien Ricard
Resource Date:  2019-11-04
Resource Name:  Forbes
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

A CEO gives his take on information overload and how he mitigates it in his company.

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Our Shrinking Attention Span and What to Do About It

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  2019-11-28
Resource Name:  Nathan Zeldes's blog
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

It is no secret that the attention span of today’s people is embarrassingly short. This post discusses some of the implications for all of us – as individuals, as employees, as managers, and as parents.

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“The Cost of Continuously Checking Email”

Resource Author:  Ron Friedman
Resource Date:  2014-07-04
Resource Name:  Harvard Business Review
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

This is a quick read that emphasizes the cognitive price we pay when we’re constantly shifting our attention from one item to another.  It is a 2 min or less resource so go ahead “Do It!”

 

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Should You Strive for ‘Inbox Zero’?

Resource Author:  Robin Madell
Resource Date:  2019-05-23
Resource Name:  US News
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

A critical look at the poppular “Inbox Zero” model.

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Try a Computer “Desktop Zero” To Stay Focused on Your Work

Resource Author:  Dave Greenbaum
Resource Date:  2015-02-28
Resource Name:  Lifehacker
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

An often overlooked aspect of Info Overload: the Windows desktop!

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AI and Our Fight Against Information Overload

Resource Author:  Ceecee Wong
Resource Date:  2019-05-06
Resource Name:  CDO Trends
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

A look at the role of AI in the future of corporate data management.

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AI in UC – Too Much Information?

Resource Author:  Rob Scott
Resource Date:  2019-05-22
Resource Name:  UC Today
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Pondering the impact of AI in our worklives.

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