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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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information.overlord

Date: 6/7/2021
Category: Website
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Source Author:
Source Date:
Source Name: Are.na
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

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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A Theoretical Conversation about Responses to Information Overload

Date: 7/30/2020
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload
Source Author: Amanda Lehman and Sophie Jo Miller
Source Date: 7/28/2020
Source Name: MDPI
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In this study, information overload is viewed through the lenses of Library & Information Science and Communication Theory in order to provide recommended solutions for individuals experiencing overload. The purpose of this research was to apply LIS and COMM theories to the pathologies and symptoms of information overload as experienced by individuals in an increasingly digital world. Extant survey work was reviewed and updated with literature collected through limited keyword searches.

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The effects of information overload on online conversation dynamics

Date: 7/20/2020
Category: Journal Article
Tags: Information Overload,Social Networks
Source Author: Chathika Gunaratne et al.
Source Date: 7/15/2020
Source Name: Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory (2020)
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The inhibiting effects of information overload on the behavior of online social media users, can affect the population-level characteristics of information dissemination through online conversations. The article introduces a mechanistic, agent-based model of information overload and investigates the effects of information overload threshold and rate of information loss on observed online phenomena.

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Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do about It

Date: 7/10/2020
Category: Book
Tags: Information Overload
Source Author: Erin Kelly
Source Date: 3/12/2020
Source Name: Amazon
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The book investigates work redesign strategies to address burnout, overload, and turnover and is based on a major field experiment in a Fortune 500 firm.

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Information Overload and Infodemic in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: 7/9/2020
Category: Journal Article
Tags: Information Overload,medicine,Social Networks
Source Author: Farooq Azam Rathore and Fareeha Farooq
Source Date: 5/1/2020
Source Name: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Information overload during the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused an “infodemic” in which false news, conspiracy theories, magical cures and racist news are being shared at an alarming rate, with the potential to increase anxiety and stress and even lead to loss of life. This review highlights some of these challenges and suggests general measures to avoid information overload and infodemic in the connected world of 21st century.

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Is Information Overload Hurting Mental Health?

Date: 7/3/2020
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Stress Overload COVID-19
Source Author: Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD
Source Date: 6/4/2020
Source Name: Psychology Today
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Authors argue that endless access to information during COVID-19 might be making matters worse.

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THE INFORMATION OVERLOAD PHENOMENON: THE INFLUENCE OF BAD – AND (IR) RELEVANT INFORMATION

Date: 3/11/2020
Category: Journal Article
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Source Author: Thomas Rachfall, Elizabeth A. Williamson, Bryan Temple
Source Date:
Source Name:
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Almost every knowledge worker can relate to feelings of Information Overload (IO), but in reality the phenomenon is not well understood. IO can be critical for individuals and organizations. Despite intensive research during the last decades this complex scientific discipline lacks comprehensive research for parts of the possible impact factors. This research presents a conceptual framework and some variables to the type of information. A case study approach has been conducted to examine the relationship between bad-, irrelevant-and relevant information with IO. The research found out that too much bad information as well as relevant information has a positive effect on IO. The contribution to the field of IO research is a better understanding of the concept and the impact of the type of information to IO.

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Information Overload: effects on work satisfaction of knowledge workers

Date: 3/11/2020
Category: Magazine Article
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Source Author: Thomas Rachfall, Dirk Forster-Trallo, Elizabeth A. Williamson, Bryan Temple
Source Date:
Source Name:
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In the year 2015 most people are working with the help of information and communication technology (ICT), with a still rising rate of workplaces being equipped with new technology.

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The impact of Information Overload on individual stress feelings of management accountants

Date: 3/11/2020
Category: Journal Article
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Source Author: Thomas Rachfall, Dirk Forster-Trallo, Elizabeth A. Williamson, Bryan Temple
Source Date:
Source Name:
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Almost every knowledge worker can relate to feelings of Information Overload (IO) and as a result some knowledge worker feel stress as a result of IO. Thereby IO and stress have both various effects on individuals and organizations. Despite intensive research during the last decades the complex relationship of both scientific disciplines still lacks comprehensive research about their connections. This research presents therefore a conceptual framework to analyze this relationship. A case study approach has been conducted to examine the connection between IO and the effect on individual stress feelings of management accountants. The research found out that IO has an effect on stress. Furthermore the different causes, coping strategies and countermeasures in the environment of management accountants were analyzed. The contribution to the field of stress research is a better understanding of the IO concept and the impact of IO to stress.

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How occupational strains affect executives information processing

Date: 3/11/2020
Category: Journal Article
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Source Author: Dirk Forster-Trallo, Thomas Rachfall, Bruce M. Wood, Mary Maclachlan, D.K. Harrison
Source Date:
Source Name:
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

An extensive literature review on the topic of physical and psychological strains for executives, showed a significant gap in analyzing the impact of occupational strains on executives information processing. Most of all the occupational specific job strains are not sufficiently investigated. This contribution demonstrates the theoretical linkage between the information processing and occupational strains as influence factors. As a consequence, this research provides a new clustering of occupational strains and the related symptoms for executives.

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The impact of psychological occupational strains on Engineering Managers stress feeling – a test of the JDC model

Date: 3/11/2020
Category: Journal Article
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Source Author: Thomas Rachfall, Dirk Forster-Trallo, Bruce M. Wood, Mary Maclachlan, D.K. Harrison
Source Date:
Source Name:
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

An extensive literature review on the topic of physical and psychological strain experienced by engineering managers (EMs’) revealed a significant gap in understanding the impact of occupational strain on EMs’. This research closes the existing gap by analyzing the impact of psychological occupational strains on EMs’ stress feeling. Based on Karaseks’ Job demand – Job control model, a research project with 153 German EMs’ was conducted. Therefore, a modified version of the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire was used to identify relevant strains for EMs’ and to evaluate their impact on EMs’ stress feeling. The research found out that meaning of work, demands for hidings emotions, emotional demands as well as the possibility for development mainly affect EMs’ stress feeling. Furthermore, this contribution compares these insights with the status quo of occupational strain load for EMs’.

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E-Tests – A Survey about Student Pressure, Concentration, and Academic Dishonesty during Electronic Tests

Date: 3/11/2020
Category: Journal Article
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Source Author: Soeren Dressler, Dirk Forster-Trallo, Sandra Dressler, Thomas Rachfall
Source Date:
Source Name:
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Online or e-tests are an important component of new digital learning approaches. E-tests enable efficient ways to facilitate the examination process and provide immediate feedback to the students. Also, with students being more and more proficient in applying e-learning methods it can be expected that e-tests are generally higher accepted by students. However, aspects such as perceived stress and negative impacts on the concentration performance of students may arise through an online test environment. In addition, the e-test situation potentially invites academic dishonesty as test results are sometimes visible to others on various monitors and not permitted web-resources might be used. Aim of the research was to improve effectiveness of university education through enhancing the examination processes in digital teaching approaches. The authors have analyzed three business courses on bachelor and master levels in which e-tests are applied. The students were asked how comfortable they feel with the test situation and how the e-test situation creates stress and potentially limits their performance. Also, students were asked to compare e-tests against traditional ways of exams. In addition to this, students were surveyed with regards to the possibilities of cheating during an e-test. As a general result, students still prefer slightly paper-based exams but accept and adapt to e-test scenarios. While undergraduate students often feel less stressed than graduate students in e-tests.

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The Impact Of Psychological Occupational Strains On Engineering Managers Stress Feeling – A Test Of The ERI Model

Date: 3/11/2020
Category: Journal Article
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Source Author: Dirk Forster-Trallo, Thomas Rachfall
Source Date:
Source Name:
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

An extensive literature review on the topic of physical and psychological strain experienced by engineering managers revealed a significant gap in understanding the impact of occupational strain on EMs.

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The Impact Of Electronical Tests On Student Pressure, Student Concentration And Academic Dishonesty

Date: 3/11/2020
Category: Journal Article
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Source Author: Thomas Rachfall, Soeren Dressler, Forster-Trallo, Sandra Dressler
Source Date:
Source Name:
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Online or e-tests are an important component of new digital learning approaches. E-tests enable efficient ways to facilitate the examination process and provide immediate feedback to the students. Also, with students being more and more proficient in applying e-learning methods it can be expected that e-tests are generally higher accepted by students. However, aspects such as perceived strain and negative impacts on the concentration performance of students may arise through an online test environment. In addition, the e-test situation potentially invites academic dishonesty as test results are sometimes visible to others on various monitors and not permitted web-resources might be used. Aim of the research was to improve effectiveness of university education by enhancing the examination processes in digital teaching approaches. The authors have analyzed three business courses on bachelor and master levels in which e-tests are applied. The students were asked how comfortable they feel with the test situation and how the e-test situation creates strain and potentially limits their performance. Also, students were asked to compare e-tests against traditional ways of examination. In addition to this, students were surveyed with regards to the possibilities of cheating during an e-test. As a general result, students still prefer slightly paper-based exams but accept and adapt to e-test scenarios. While undergraduate students often feel less strained than graduate students in e-tests.

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The Impact Of Psychological Occupational Strain Load On Engineering Managers Decision Making Behaviour

Date: 3/11/2020
Category: Journal Article
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Source Author: Dirk Forster-Trallo, Thomas Rachfall
Source Date:
Source Name:
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Executives, especially in the technical work environment, are influenced by different psychological strains at the workplace. The negative effects on health have been studied in recent years. Predominantly, the effects on physical well-being have been investigated and there are few studies on the effects of chronic psychological strains on information processing and decision-making behaviour. This paper presents the results of a study that examined the decision-making behaviour of 53 engineering managers. The participants can be divided into three groups according to their chronic psychological occupational strain load (high, medium, low). The decision-making behaviour of the participants was investigated using a quasi-experimental research design. It has been established that the decision-making behaviour at low or high loads is becoming increasingly extreme and unpredictable.

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Managing information overload in children

Date: 12/31/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: children,Information Overload
Source Author: Carolyne B. Atangaza
Source Date: 12/14/2019
Source Name: Daily Monitor
Source 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

Date: 12/23/2019
Category: Video
Tags: Information Overload,Smartphones
Source Author: CBS
Source Date: 4/1/2018
Source Name: CBS News
Source 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??

Date: 12/15/2019
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email overload,Training
Source Author: Nathan Zeldes
Source Date: 2/27/2019
Source Name: Nathan Zeldes Blog
Source 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

Date: 12/8/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload
Source Author: Sabastian Ricard
Source Date: 11/4/2019
Source Name: Forbes
Source 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

Date: 12/1/2019
Category: Blog Post
Tags: attention,Information Overload,Meetings
Source Author: Nathan Zeldes
Source Date: 11/28/2019
Source Name: Nathan Zeldes blog
Source 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”

Date: 6/10/2019
Category: Magazine Article
Tags: attention,cognitive,cost,Email,Information,Overload,overwhelm
Source Author: Ron Friedman
Source Date: 7/4/2014
Source Name: Harvard Business Review
Source 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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Try a Computer “Desktop Zero” To Stay Focused on Your Work

Date: 5/31/2019
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload
Source Author: Dave Greenbaum
Source Date: 2/28/2015
Source Name: Lifehacker
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

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

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Should You Strive for ‘Inbox Zero’?

Date: 5/31/2019
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email overload,inbox zero
Source Author: Robin Madell
Source Date: 5/23/2019
Source Name: US News
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

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

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AI in UC – Too Much Information?

Date: 5/22/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Unified communication
Source Author: Rob Scott
Source Date: 5/22/2019
Source Name: UC Today
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Pondering the impact of AI in our worklives.

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AI and Our Fight Against Information Overload

Date: 5/22/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Artificial Intelligence,Information overlaod
Source Author: Ceecee Wong
Source Date: 5/6/2019
Source Name: CDO Trends
Source 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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Your Anti-Work-from-Home Policy Is Costing You a Fortune

Date: 5/21/2019
Category: Magazine Article
Tags: Khiv Singh,outsourcing,people analytics,productivity,work from home
Source Author: Khiv Singh
Source Date: 5/2/2019
Source Name: Your Anti-Work-from-Home Policy Is Costing You a Fortune
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

While telecommuting and work-from-home options continue to be adopted by a large and growing percentage of employers, several have moved to reverse the trend of work-at-home employment, forcing employees back into corporate offices. Why do companies resist work from home? Many employers struggle with it because managers are unable to discern the productivity level of remote workers. Understanding how to optimize employee effort and output (productivity) is essential, and a new breed of analytics solutions called “people analytics” enables organizations to observe overall work trends and productivity of employees—whether they are in the office or working remotely.

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Information Overload – Interview in The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Date: 5/19/2019
Category: Video
Tags: Information Overload
Source Author: Steve Paikin
Source Date: 12/11/2015
Source Name: TVO
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Daniel Levitin discusses how to battle the data deluge as laid out in his book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.”

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The problem with email overload

Date: 5/15/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email overload
Source Author: Nilanjana Roy
Source Date: 5/2/2017
Source Name: Financial Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A philosophical look at email management strategies.

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How to Manage Email Overload — Get Organised in 21 Days

Date: 5/15/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email overload
Source Author: Vicky Webster and Martin Webster
Source Date: 5/1/2019
Source Name: Leadership Thoughts
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Practical advice on getting in control of the Inbox.

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Information Overload: Why Our ‘Smartphones’ Aren’t Making Us Any Smarter

Date: 5/12/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology
Source Author: Micah Hanks
Source Date: 7/21/2018
Source Name: Mysterious Universe
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

This article looks at the many negative effects og overuse of smartphones.

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5 Books For Reducing Email Overload

Date: 5/12/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload
Source Author: Francesco D'Alessio
Source Date: 2/16/2017
Source Name: Medium
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The author lists his favorite books to help you combat email overload on a daily basis. These are all written by some of the leading productivity experts who’s managed to be at peace with their inbox.

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A third of Dutch workers suffer information overload

Date: 5/5/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload
Source Author: Janene Pieters
Source Date: 4/11/2019
Source Name: NLTimes
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Last year 28 percent of all employees in the Netherlands often or always received so much information in a working day that they had difficulty processing it quickly enough. In 2014 it was 25 percent, according to a study by Statistics Netherlands and TNO.

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5 apps to limit email overload

Date: 5/5/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email overload
Source Author: Glenn Rees
Source Date: 5/1/2019
Source Name: INTHEBLACK
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Applications that help you deal with email overload.

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How to Go About Renovating the Workplace and the Workday in 2019

Date: 4/23/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Employee Empowerment / Employee Engagement,Flexitime / Flexible Hours,knowledge worker,Workplace
Source Author: Khiv Singh
Source Date: 3/7/2019
Source Name: Business 2 Community
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Technology has vastly changed all aspects of our lives, particularly the workplace. Web conferencing, Skype, the cloud, and even the introduction of virtual reality in the enterprise – the list of changes is significant. But there are other technological tools companies are beginning to use remodel the workplace and the notion of the workday, while improving productivity and employee satisfaction. In 2019, there are five changes in work as we know it that can better the workplace and which can be enabled by today’s digital workplace technology. First among them is that people should be allowed to work remotely. What are the remaining four changes, and how can technology enable them? Click the article link to find out.

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Doodle State of Meetings Report

Date: 4/11/2019
Category: Research Paper
Tags: knowledge workers,Meetings
Source Author: Doodle
Source Date: 1/1/2019
Source Name: Doodle
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Pointless meetings will cost companies $541bn in 2019. Read about it n Doodle’s “State of Meetings Report”

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The 21 Biggest Data Breaches of the 21st Century

Date: 4/11/2019
Category: Blog Post
Tags: security
Source Author:
Source Date: 2/26/2019
Source Name: Email Overload Solutions
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Today, one of the biggest security issues faced by companies from around the world is the danger of a data breach. Data Breach protective measures are as important as they have ever been. A data breach takes place when a cyber criminal infiltrates a data source in order to obtain highly classified data. Read on to view an Infographic of the 21 Biggest Data Breaches of the 21st Century (To Date!).….

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We May Be Collaborating Too Much

Date: 3/12/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: data,distractions,Information Overload,knowledge worker
Source Author: Khiv Singh
Source Date: 3/7/2019
Source Name: Datanami
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

There’s no shortage of enterprise aptitude for digital collaboration tools. But in the midst of this digital collaboration arms race, are we helping or hurting overall workplace productivity and effectiveness? As organizations have placed an ever-increasing focus on adopting new technologies to aid collaboration and engineer a more responsive, real-time business, we’ve now reached a state of communication overload. Today corporate success hinges on intellectual capability, and productivity is dependent on cultivating a focused workplace that facilitates the synthesis of information, for value creation and innovation. To this end, employers must provide an employee experience that facilitates focused work—one that prioritizes attention management or mindfulness and not just the latest technology that is the “flavor of the month.” Via people analytics, organizations and work groups capture and study work patterns and analyze it to understand productivity trends and traps, thus eliminating collaboration overkill and improving the employee experience by minimizing stress and improving efficiency.

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Are you looking for a single comprehensive website for Information Overload issues?

Date: 2/28/2019
Category: Website
Tags: Information Overload,quiz
Source Author: Quizlet
Source Date:
Source Name: quizlet.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Are the Information Overload types, sources, remedies a source of Information Overload itself? This self-test website has a very comprehensive and clear set of answers to the above. For example does task overload cause IO or the reverse? Worth viewing this site.

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A License to Mail?

Date: 2/27/2019
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email overload,Training
Source Author: Nathan Zeldes
Source Date: 2/27/2019
Source Name: Nathan Zeldes blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

How come you don’t need to take training before even being allowed near the Reply All button? Other skills that cvan do harm – driving, medical practice, practicing law – involve study before you can even apply for a permit: there is driver’s education, medical school, law school… but email doesn’t have so much as a short course. This is a big problem. There is every reason for organizations to mandate “Email Ed” classes for all employees, like it does for safety training and other critical skills.

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How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World Full of Distraction

Date: 2/21/2019
Category: Book
Tags: attention,cognitive processing,distration
Source Author: Stefan Van der Stigchel
Source Date: 3/1/2019
Source Name: How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World Full of Distraction
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Context is critical. As noted in previous attention research and a forthcoming book: How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World Full of Distraction (The MIT Press) March 2019, “we gather only relevant information. We focus on one snippet of information and assume that everything else is stable and consistent with past experience.” Our perceptual process attempts to focus on the most salient data or pixel set (e.g., bold type, color, relative position) to reduce IO. As van der Stigchel’s quote above suggests, we can be mislead by ignoring related contextual attributes. Thus, we need to ask ourselves if the perceptual input is complete and consistent with our task objective. Critical thinking skills can help. Don’t be an IO victim.

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How Smartphones are Harming our Children – and What to Do About It

Date: 2/3/2019
Category: Blog Post
Tags: children,Education,Health,Smartphones
Source Author: Nathan Zeldes
Source Date: 1/31/2019
Source Name: Nathan Zeldes blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

This post takes a look at the effect of smartphones on small children, 10 years and younger. Recent surveys show figures around 25% for children under 10 who have their own device, and these numbers are rising; the risks are severe, and span a wide range from damaged personality development to visual impairment. The post goes beyond the risks and looks at some solutions, at the country, school, and personal level.

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Don’t Reply to Your Emails: The case for inbox infinity

Date: 1/23/2019
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email overload,inbox zero
Source Author: Taylor Lorenz
Source Date: 1/8/2019
Source Name: The Atlantic
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

This article promotes the following strategy: inbox infinity. Adopting inbox infinity means accepting the fact that there will be an endless, growing amount of email in your inbox every day, most of which you will never address or even see. It’s about letting email messages wash over you, responding to the ones you can, but ignoring most.”

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Your Non-Paperless Office Is Costing You More Than You Think

Date: 1/12/2019
Category: Magazine Article
Tags: digital office,enterprise content managment,paperless,productivity,Technology
Source Author: Tom Franceski
Source Date: 2/13/2018
Source Name: ECM Connection
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Your non-paperless office is costing you more than you think, but the benefits of going paperless can deliver an impressive level of return on investment. Studies show that enterprise content management (ECM) offers some of the highest direct ROI rates ever reported. One study reported nearly 60 percent of ECM users achieved payback in 12 months or less — a single budget cycle — and 28 percent experienced positive returns after just 6 months. If your organization is just now starting down the paperless path, you can take heart knowing there is tremendous financial growth to be had which will make the transition considerably worthwhile.

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You Can’t Handle the Truth About Process Automation

Date: 1/11/2019
Category: Magazine Article
Tags: automation,digital transformation,process automation,productivity,Technology
Source Author: Ray Emirzian
Source Date: 12/1/2018
Source Name: The Imaging Channel
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

As with all transformations, only with truth can you see the light. If organizations are prepared to take on the real work that is needed for process automation, they’ll reap the rewards of cost savings and greater efficiency, giving them the means to support better employee and customer experiences.

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Tech will do for information overload what it did for mindfulness

Date: 12/16/2018
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload
Source Author: Manoush Zomorodi
Source Date: 12/3/2018
Source Name: NiemanLab
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Quote: While there are a handful of very good digital reading tools (Pocket, Flipboard, Kindle), the next wave of products will be built to deliver a better news consumption experiences.

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What If You Could Manage Information Overload?

Date: 12/16/2018
Category: News Release
Tags: Information Overload,research
Source Author: Kate Becker
Source Date: 11/27/2018
Source Name: Boston U College of Engineering site
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

News item describes a boundary-breaking collaboration, funded at $1M for 4 years by the National Science Foundation, between Boston University researchers from diverse departments. The collaboration will look at advanced technology to get a handle on media overload.

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How to Stay Productive During the Holiday Season

Date: 11/21/2018
Category: Blog Post
Tags: holidays,Information Overload
Source Author: Michael Einstein
Source Date: 11/18/2018
Source Name: Email Overload Solutions
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Whenever there’s a holiday, no matter where it falls during the year and the work week, you know one thing’s for sure: Productivity is going to drop.

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Email Management Tips from CEOs and Other C-Level Executives

Date: 11/21/2018
Category: Blog Post
Tags: email triage,executives
Source Author: Erica Sunarjo
Source Date: 11/15/2018
Source Name: Email Overload Solutions
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

CEOs and C-Level Executives understand the importance of Email on today’s businesses, as well as on their own productivity. Here are some tips from CEO’s and marketing executives on Email Management.

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August 2018 Webinar Information Overload & Work-Life Balance Challenges

Date: 9/15/2018
Category: Blog Post
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Source Date:
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Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

IORG Webinar August 2018

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Information Overload vs Decision Overload

Date: 8/19/2018
Category: Blog Post
Tags: decisions,Email overload,Information Overload
Source Author: Michael Einstein
Source Date: 8/24/2016
Source Name: Email Overload Solutions
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Information Overload is a common topic of discussions in the press and literature. It is also the subject of research, tools, and techniques. But there is also an important but related problem: Decision Overload. Information Overload occurs when the information available exceeds the processing abilities of the individual or can be processed in the time available. By contrast, Decision Overload occurs when the vast amount of available information makes it difficult to decide upon the correct course of action(s).

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Are People Who Don’t Use Facebook More Productive?

Date: 8/8/2018
Category: Online Publication
Tags: productivity,Social Networks
Source Author: Sarah Kessler
Source Date: 4/16/2018
Source Name: NextGov web site
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I don’t think having or not having a Facebook (or any other social media) account has anything to do with how productive someone is. You can shut down one source of distractions, but if the fundamental aversion to your work that is driving you to distraction is still in place, you’ll find something else.

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How info-starved were our ancestors?

Date: 8/8/2018
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,newspaper
Source Author: Nathan Zeldes
Source Date: 2/14/2010
Source Name: Nathan Zeldes’s blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

“A weekday issue of the New York Times contains more information than the average person was likely to come across in an entire lifetime in the seventeenth century.” Variants of this statement (give or take a couple of centuries) are commonly seen when reading about Information Overload. Of course I agree that there’s more information available today than back in centuries past, but this particular statement always seemed suspicious to me. Is it true? And what if it is?

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Information Overload Is Crushing You. Here are 11 Secrets That Will Help.

Date: 6/22/2018
Category: Website
Tags: Information Overload,Overload
Source Author: Andrew McDermott
Source Date: 10/30/2017
Source Name: Workzone
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Very noteworthy article from Andrew McDermott regarding ways to overcome overload. Great suggestions and guidance that can really make a difference.

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Collaborative Overload

Date: 5/17/2018
Category: Website
Tags: collaboration,Information Overload
Source Author: Rob Cross
Source Date: 7/1/2016
Source Name: stand alone
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Rob Cross offers a good description of collaborative overload (ref link included) and a diagnostic test. During the 1990’s, organizations shifted from a functional-centric structure to a business process-centric structure. After completing difficult change management actions, benefits were harvested, e.g., reduced cycle time, decreased rework and improved customer satisfaction. Information overload can occur from individual actions during and outside of work as well as team activities. The cited references describe some root causes of collaboration overload and suggests remedies. The benefits from a business process-centric structure can be reduced by collaboration overload. It’s worth reading these materials to achieve your expectations from collaboration benefits. Marty B #IORGforum

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The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do

Date: 5/7/2018
Category: Book
Tags: big data,cognitive processing,Information
Source Author: Edward Tenner
Source Date: 17-Apr-18
Source Name: Amazon
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Embedded algorithms processing big data are proposed to reduce human information processing demands. Edward Tenner in his book The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do [Alfred a Knopf, 2018] proposes that the efficiency from embedded Big Data Analytics can be counterproductive, e.g., missed opportunities, adopting new approaches, less intuitive thinking. He provides a persuasive rationale for his position including many valuable examples. Tenner recommends that a selective combination of embedded algorithms and human intuition will improve judgments, learning and decision-making.

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Storynomics: Story-Driven Marketing in the Post-Advertising World

Date: 5/4/2018
Category: Book
Tags: Communication,Information,stories
Source Author: Robert McKee & Thomas Gerace
Source Date: 20-Mar-18
Source Name: Amazon
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Our mental effort or workload is reduced when a set of information items or chunks are delivered as a story. Indeed our ability to recall the content also is improved. A new book Storynomics: Story-Driven Marketing in the Post-Advertising World by respected storyteller Robert McKee & Thomas Gerace (Twelvebooks.com; Hatchett Book Group; March 2018) provides a field-tested approach to creating effective stories. Decades ago, I (others also?) proposed that Information was defined as more than “data relevant to the task,” but also an effective representation or format to understand and communicate the information effectively. Stories provide an extremely effective frame for delivering information content. A number of software modeling applications, e.g., Tableau and IBM WATSON Analytics have built-in capability for creating storyboards. These are elements that are more than a PPT deck–a set of slides integrated by a common storyline having a captivating beginning, followed by valuable content, and often concluded with some “call to action.” If you have not tried storyboarding to reduce the mental processing effort by your audience, jump onto the storytelling bandwagon.

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On Analog Social Media

Date: 4/1/2018
Category: Website
Tags: digital,distractions,Social Networks
Source Author: Prof. Cal Newport
Source Date: 3/28/2018
Source Name: Study Hacks blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Excellent article on the benefits of Social Media detox by Prof Cal Newport. Highly recommended read (and advice)! Since January, I’ve been reading through the hundreds of reports that participants sent me about their experience with the digital declutter. I’ve been learning a lot from these case studies, but I want to focus here on one observation in particular that caught my attention: when freed from standard digital distractions, participants often overhauled their free time in massively positive ways.

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Vint Cerf on the prospect of a “digital dark age”

Date: 3/21/2018
Category: Video
Tags: knowledge worker
Source Author: Vinton Cerf
Source Date: 3/20/2018
Source Name: CBSN
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

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The Black Hole of Email

Date: 3/15/2018
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email,knowledge worker
Source Author: Nathan Zeldes
Source Date: 3/15/2018
Source Name: Nathan Zeldes web site
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

One major issue is that everybody uses email, and email creates multiple “black holes” – isolated, locked repositories that email disappears into, never to be seen again, forever outside the reach of people who need it.

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Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives

Date: 3/5/2018
Category: Book
Tags: Email overload,mindfulness,multi-tasking
Source Author: Prof. David M. Levy
Source Date: 1/12/2016
Source Name: Amazon
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

David M. Levy, who has lived his life between the “fast world” of high tech and the “slow world” of contemplation, offers a welcome guide to being more relaxed, attentive, and emotionally balanced, and more effective, while online. In a series of exercises carefully designed to help readers observe and reflect on their own use, Levy has readers watch themselves closely while emailing and while multitasking, and also to experiment with unplugging for a specified period. Never prescriptive, the book opens up new avenues for self-inquiry and will allow readers—in the workplace, in the classroom, and in the privacy of their homes—to make meaningful and powerful changes.

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Can Anything be Done about Students Multitasking?

Date: 2/27/2018
Category: Website
Tags: multi-tasking,students
Source Author: Maryellen Weimer, PhD
Source Date: 1/31/2018
Source Name: The Teaching Professor Blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The amount of multitasking students do during class and while studying is alarming. Consistently, in response to surveys, more than 85% of students say they have their phones on in class, are looking at texts as they come in and during class, and between 70 and 90% say they respond to texts in class. And this is happening in courses with policies that prohibit or significantly curtail the use of electronic devices.

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Singletasking by Devora Zack (book review)

Date: 2/22/2018
Category: Book
Tags: book,multi-tasking
Source Author: Nugget team
Source Date: 1/17/2018
Source Name: Nugget web site
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The message of this book is quite simple: multitasking doesn’t work. The fact that you’re doing it and you’re still successful doesn’t mean the opposite. It probably means that you don’t have enough time to do anything else. And that you’ll finish twice as more if you start to singletask.

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5 Tips for Bringing More Mindfulness to Your Work

Date: 2/19/2018
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email overload,mindfulness,multi-tasking
Source Author: Jacqueline Carter
Source Date: 1/18/2018
Source Name: Globoforce blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The root cause of stress and work-related exhaustion does not come from what is happening in our external environment, but how we respond to it from our internal landscape; more specifically – from how our mind reacts to what we are experiencing and the extent to which we are able to effectively manage our mind, or not.

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Is multitasking bad for your productivity?

Date: 2/15/2018
Category: Blog Post
Tags: multi-tasking
Source Author: Rakhi Acharyya
Source Date: 1/9/2018
Source Name: Careerizma web site
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

You can hardly be alone, in this modern age. Bombarded with gadgets that fit your palm to the huge screens that have replaced walls, you cannot escape the captivating attraction of being connected, entertained, stimulated and engaged all at the same time! And what happens when your senses are overactive – when you are checking your inbox, a whatsapp message, an SMS, the latest beer commercial, the number of “likes” on your clever status message? You end up being, what is colloquially called, a Multitasker – one who does many things at once.

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How to beat email overload in 2018

Date: 2/12/2018
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email overload
Source Author: Barry
Source Date: 1/16/2018
Source Name: CIP HR site
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

It’s easy to spend a large portion of your working day just trying to make a dent in your email backlog, to the detriment of other, often more pressing, priorities. With the average worker spending 13 hours a week dealing with emails, businesses are potentially losing up to 28% of work time to email admin. Here are four strategies that might help you to reduce this burden, improve productivity and streamline internal communication.

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Task errors by emergency physicians are associated with interruptions, multitasking, fatigue and working memory capacity: a prospective, direct observation study

Date: 2/8/2018
Category: Research Paper
Tags: Information Overload,interruptions,medicine,multi-tasking
Source Author: Johanna I Westbrook, Magdalena Z Raban, Scott R Walter, Heather Douglas
Source Date: 1/20/2018
Source Name: BMJ Journals
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Interruptions, multitasking and poor sleep were associated with significantly increased rates of prescribing errors among emergency physicians. WMC mitigated the negative influence of these factors to an extent. These results confirm experimental findings in other fields and raise questions about the acceptability of the high rates of multitasking and interruption in clinical environments.

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Emails are Not Dead, but Need to Evolve: How to Make Your Business Communication Productive

Date: 2/5/2018
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email overload
Source Author: SaneBox Team
Source Date: 1/10/2018
Source Name: SaneBox blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Let’s face it: there are many unsolved challenges in today’s business communication. But luckily, there are many ways and tools to keep it productive and organized as well. In this article, we’ve put together the most reliable approaches to avoid plunging into talkative chaos at work.

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Productivity 2018 gut check – our employers won’t solve this problem. It’s on us.

Date: 2/1/2018
Category: Magazine Article
Tags: Information Overload,productivity
Source Author: Jon Reed
Source Date: 1/12/2018
Source Name: Diginomica web site
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Overloaded inboxes can wait – it’s time for my productivity gut check for 2018. Here’s why we shouldn’t wait for our employers to seize the day, and why the digital skills gap factors in.

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Information Overload Exhausting Americans

Date: 2/1/2018
Category: Newspaper Article
Tags: Information Overload,news
Source Author: Sintia Radu
Source Date: 1/30/2018
Source Name: US News web site
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Yet despite such optimistic views, trust in the media is still low (at 27 percent for newspapers according to the report) and new research that surveyed 19,000 American adults age 18 and older shows that people struggle with navigating through the abundance of information.

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What Can We Do About our Teens’ Smartphone Addiction?

Date: 12/30/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Smartphone,Stress
Source Author: Nathan Zeldes
Source Date: 12/30/2017
Source Name: Nathan Zeldes web site
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

And now we hear of a study done in the US that links the alarming rise in teenage suicide and depression (we’re talking doubling rates between 2007 and 2015, for girls) – and the rise in Smartphone and social media use in the same period. Gen Z kids spend hours and hours on their smartphones – connected but physically alone. Evolution never planned for such a change to happen in less than a generation’s time. The outcome shows up in the research data: Teens who spend more time than average on screen activities are more likely to be unhappy, and those who spend more time than average on non-screen activities are more likely to be happy.

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Libraries and Knowledge in an Age of Information Overload

Date: 12/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,knowledge worker,Nathan Zeldes
Source Author: Nathan Zeldes
Source Date: 11/23/2017
Source Name: Nathan Zeldes web site
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Last month I gave an invited keynote lecture at the XV International Conference on University Libraries at UNAM, the national university of Mexico. The conference theme was how libraries can face the challenges of the coming years, when infinite knowledge is available to anyone at the swipe of a smartphone screen, and continue to provide value to their users and to society; my keynote was to address the phenomenon of information overload and its repercussions for both libraries and users.

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Why You Hate Work

Date: 11/8/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: TONY SCHWARTZ and CHRISTINE PORATH
Source Date: 5/30/2014
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

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

Date: 5/30/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Communication,Nathan Zeldes
Source Author: Nathan Zeldes
Source Date: 5/25/2017
Source Name: Nathan Zeldes’s blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

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

Date: 5/2/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email,history,Information Overload,photography
Source Author: Nathan Zeldes
Source Date: 4/30/2017
Source Name: Nathan Zeldes’s blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

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

Date: 3/25/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email overload
Source Author: Eugene Feygin
Source Date: 11/11/2016
Source Name: Quill.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

An infographic about email overload and its solutions. 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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In an age of information overload, genealogy center provides a helping hand to researchers

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Bridget Hernandez
Source Date: 1/5/2016
Source Name: Business Weekly
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The growth of websites like Ancestry.com has helped bring more people into the fold of genealogical research by making resources more accessible. These online tools are helpful to those searching for family connections, but the avalanche of possible matches can be overwhelming.

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Revisiting why incompetents think they’re awesome

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: politics,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Chriss Lee
Source Date: 11/4/2016
Source Name: ARS Technica
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In 1999 a pair of researchers published a paper called “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments (PDF).” David Dunning and Justin Kruger (both at Cornell University’s Department of Psychology at the time) conducted a series of four studies showing that, in certain cases, people who are very bad at something think they are actually pretty good. They showed that to assess your own expertise at something, you need to have a certain amount of expertise already.

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Did You Just Forget, or Is It Something More Serious?

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,mindfulness,Tools
Source Author: Christopher Mele
Source Date: 12/5/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Have you called your daughter by your wife’s name or your son by his brother’s name? Have you misplaced your car keys or forgotten where you parked at the mall? If you worry these might be signs of significant memory loss or the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, which causes a slow deterioration in memory and reasoning skills, fear not, experts said.

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Relax! You’ll Be More Productive

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,productivity,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Tony Schwartz
Source Date: 2/9/2013
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

THINK for a moment about your typical workday. Do you wake up tired? Check your e-mail before you get out of bed? Skip breakfast or grab something on the run that’s not particularly nutritious? Rarely get away from your desk for lunch? Run from meeting to meeting with no time in between? Find it nearly impossible to keep up with the volume of e-mail you receive? Leave work later than you’d like, and still feel compelled to check e-mail in the evenings?

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The Gadget Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: gadgets,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Farhad Manjoo
Source Date: 12/7/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Remember gadgets? They were little electronic things that did stuff for you. They would play music or record videos or give you directions or let you play games on the go. They were fun. Everyone had them. Everyone wanted them. There were whole magazines and websites and even TV shows devoted to them.

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Reflecting on the Right to be Forgotten

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: brain,Information Overload,mind,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Peter Fleischer
Source Date: 12/9/2016
Source Name: Google Blogs
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

What if links to stories about someone’s past—stories about defrauding an international business or about medical tourism malpractice—were removed from Google search in your country, not because of your local laws but because someone was able to use the laws of another country. How would you feel about that?

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Stick Figures vs. Spreadsheets: Why You Should Doodle at Work

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 12/8/2016
Source Name: Knowledge @ Wharton
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Dan Roam: I am a business guy who comes out of an art background. I have drawn all my life, starting as a little kid. If you think about it, most of us have drawn when we were very young. I just kept on doing it. That brought me into a managing consulting role, where I was the weirdo who would go up to the flip chart or the white board and draw a picture of whatever I heard people talking about. Now I want to be clear, the pictures I was drawing were exceedingly simple. They might be a couple of circles, a box, a triangle, an arrow connecting them. If I was feeling really artistic, I might even add a stick figure up there somewhere and then some labels.

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Arianna Huffington on a Book About Working Less, Resting More

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: book,Information Overload,news,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Ariana Huffington
Source Date: 12/12/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

We hear a lot about the many things that are disrupting the American workplace: the decline of manufacturing, demographics, globalization, automation and, especially, technology. And it’s true — all of those are roiling the world of work, not just in America but worldwide.

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Giving children computers basically does the opposite of what you expect

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jeff Guo
Source Date: 12/14/2016
Source Name: new york times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

For better or for worse, homework has gone online. Children these days conduct research on the Internet, post messages to classroom discussion boards or complete Web-based learning programs. The Federal Communications Commission warns that students who don’t have fast Internet connections “are at a disadvantage relative to their connected peers,” which is one reason the government recently decided to spend billions a year helping low-income households hook up to broadband.

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Fake News Expert On How False Stories Spread And Why People Believe Them

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,news,politics,radio
Source Author:
Source Date: 12/14/2016
Source Name: NPR
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. So do you remember reading that Hillary Clinton paid Jay Z and Beyonce $62 million dollars for performing at a rally in Cleveland before the election? You might have, but the story is false, one of many posted on hyper-partisan websites and spread by aggressive social media campaigns during the presidential election.

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The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation.

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: economics,Information Overload,jobs,labor force
Source Author: Claire Cain Miller
Source Date: 12/21/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The first job that Sherry Johnson, 56, lost to automation was at the local newspaper in Marietta, Ga., where she fed paper into the printing machines and laid out pages. Later, she watched machines learn to do her jobs on a factory floor making breathing machines, and in inventory and filing.

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Daily Report: Using Fake Users and Sites to Steal Real Money

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: hackers,Information Overload,news,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jim Kerstetter
Source Date: 12/21/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A parent or teacher might wonder at the world of cyberthieves and hackers and think, “If only they used all that brain power for something positive.” On Tuesday, White Ops, a security company that specializes in tracking online advertising, released an astonishing report about a ring of thieves based in Russia that created a huge number of fake news sites meant to look like real news sites and hundreds of thousands of bots meant to act like real users.

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How to Meditate

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: body,Information Overload,meditation,mind,mindfulness
Source Author: David Gelles
Source Date: 12/21/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly. Here, we offer basic tips to get you started on a path toward greater equanimity, acceptance and joy. Take a deep breath, and get ready to relax.

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The Power of Concentration

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: concentration,Information Overload,mindfulness
Source Author: Maria Konnikova
Source Date: 12/15/2012
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

MEDITATION and mindfulness: the words conjure images of yoga retreats and Buddhist monks. But perhaps they should evoke a very different picture: a man in a deerstalker, puffing away at a curved pipe, Mr. Sherlock Holmes himself. The world’s greatest fictional detective is someone who knows the value of concentration, of “throwing his brain out of action,” as Dr. Watson puts it. He is the quintessential unitasker in a multitasking world.

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The Intersect 24 words that mean totally different things now than they did pre-Internet

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,language,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Caitlin Dewey
Source Date: 10/15/2015
Source Name: The Washington Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Technological change, as we know very well, tends to provoke linguistic and cultural change, too. It’s the reason why, several times a year, dictionaries trumpet the addition of new and typically very trendy words. But more interesting than the new words, I think, are the old words that have gotten new meanings: words such as “cloud” and “tablet” and “catfish,” with very long pre-Internet histories. The reappropriation is rarely random; in most cases, the original meaning of the word is a metaphor for the new one. Our data is as remote as a cloud, for instance; catfish are just as tricky and unpredictable as an online love interest.

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A Peek Inside the Strange World of Fake Academia

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: academia,Information Overload,learning,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Kevin Carey
Source Date: 12/29/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The caller ID on my office telephone said the number was from Las Vegas, but when I picked up the receiver I heard what sounded like a busy overseas call center in the background. The operator, “John,” asked if I would be interested in attending the 15th World Cardiology and Angiology Conference in Philadelphia next month.

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France Lets Workers Turn Off, Tune Out and Live Life

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,rest,Technology
Source Author: Alissa J. Rubin
Source Date: 1/2/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

PARIS — If the world does not envy the French enough already for their generous vacations, universal health care and fine food and wine, the arrival of 2017 brings this: a newly created “right to disconnect.” Though ridiculed in some quarters as a ban on work-related email after hours, it is not quite that. But it is born of the enlightened view that it is actually beneficial for people not to work all the time, and that workers have the right to occasionally draw the line when their employer’s demands intrude on evenings at home, treasured vacations or Sundays with friends and family.

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Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to “check out” endangered titles

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: book,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Corey Doctorow
Source Date: 1/2/2017
Source Name: BoingBoing
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley — entering fake driver’s license and address details into the library system — and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nine months in 2016, in order to trick the system into believing that the books they loved were being circulated to the library’s patrons, thus rescuing the books from automated purges of low-popularity titles.

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47% of Jobs Will Disappear in the next 25 Years, According to Oxford University

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: employment,jobs,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Philip Berry
Source Date: 12/27/2015
Source Name: big think
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The Trump campaign ran on bringing jobs back to American shores, although mechanization has been the biggest reason for manufacturing jobs’ disappearance. Similar losses have led to populist movements in several other countries. But instead of a pro-job growth future, economists across the board predict further losses as AI, robotics, and other technologies continue to be ushered in. What is up for debate is how quickly this is likely to occur.

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As the E.U.’s Language Roster Swells, So Does the Burden

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Europe,Information Overload,language
Source Author: James Kanter
Source Date: 1/4/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

It’s not easy to speak with one voice in 24 languages. When what is now the European Union first took root in the 1950s, it included just six nations, and in three of them many people spoke French. It could sidestep national jealousies without trouble by designating most of the member nations’ main languages as official languages.

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Posting pictures of your kids on Facebook? Think twice.

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Facebook,Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Joanne Orlando
Source Date: 12/27/2016
Source Name: Mashable
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

You might think it’s cute to snap a photo of your toddler running around in a playground or having a temper tantrum, and then posting it on social media. But did you ever think it might be a mistake, or even illegal? The French government earlier this year warned parents to stop posting images of their children on social media networks. Under France’s rigorous privacy laws, parents could face penalties of up to a year in prison and a fine of €45,000 ($46,456) if convicted of publicising intimate details of their children without their consent.

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Your iPhone could soon make it easier for you to text during movies

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,iPhone,Social Networks,Technology,texting,Tools
Source Author: Louise Matsakis
Source Date: 1/4/2016
Source Name: Mashable
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

According to tweets posted by Australian leaker Sonny Dickson, Apple’s Jan. 10 iOS 10.3 beta release might include a “Theater mode” for texting during movies. The feature reportedly dims the display and mutes audio to make it easier to text in dark, quiet theaters. The potential introduction of the feature signals that one of the last phone-free strongholds might finally fall to our smartphone addictions.

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The Library of Babel and the information explosion

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Google,Information Overload,internet,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Peter Lynch
Source Date: 1/19/2016
Source Name: IrishTimes
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The world has been transformed by the internet. Google, founded just 20 years ago, is a major force in online information. The company name is a misspelt version of “googol”, the number one followed by one hundred zeros. This name echoes the vast quantities of information available through the search engines of the company.

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Trump, Putin, and the dangers of fake news

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,news,politics
Source Author: Gary Kasparov
Source Date: 1/16/2016
Source Name: The Parallax
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The past year was a somber one for democracies around the world, as distaste for political institutions and political elites reached a breaking point. Brexit triumphed over common sense, and united defense, in England. Extreme right-wing politicians continued their march to power in continental Europe. And the U.S. Electoral College victory of Donald Trump secured the election of a populist demagogue who openly criticizes the democratic system.

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Metrics, metrics on the wall– which one should I use for my business?

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,mathematics,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Filbert Tsai
Source Date: 1/16/2017
Source Name: BusinessMirror
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Financial dashboards have become one of the most saleable feature of an accounting software. Filled with colorful graphs and data visualization tools, these dashboards provide quick insights on how a business is performing.

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Not your father’s markets: Wild markets present profound opportunities

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: farming,Information Overload,society,Tools
Source Author: Raney Rapp
Source Date: 1/17/2016
Source Name: Farm Talk
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Modern commodity markets are fickle, with profits and penalties seemingly jumping out of thin air. At the 2017 Kansas Soybean Expo, Advanced Market Concepts consultant Darrell Holaday explained tactics for farmers to make futures markets more friend than foe. Perpetual inputs cause extreme volatility in markets today, with information overload causing futures to “almost know too much,” Holaday said. While the prospect of jumping into unpredictable markets seems daunting to some, Holaday said today’s markets are more navigable than ever.

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$3.8 billion Slack is making a little change to solve a big problem with its business

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: business,economics,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Matt Weinberger
Source Date: 1/18/2017
Source Name: Business Insider
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the biggest impact. For instance, when $3.8 billion work chat app Slack announces on Wednesday that it’s adding threaded conversations, it’s not just adding a much-requested feature that makes it easier to keep team conversations on-topic and get things done.

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Information overload: managing telematics data

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information,Information Overload,mathematics,Science,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Katie Beck
Source Date: 1/17/2017
Source Name: Fleet World
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The exponential rise in the adoption of telematics by companies is raising vital questions that every fleet manager should have answers to. With the devices generating reams of data, there is a growing onus on those controlling fleet operations to ensure that they are acting on this information and not ignoring ticking timebombs which could land them, and their business, in court.

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How Brands Can Build Meaningful Experiences in the Age of Information Overload

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: brain,Information Overload,mental,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Aimee Okafor
Source Date: 1/18/2017
Source Name: The Huffington Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

We now spend 10 hours a day looking at a screen. That’s nearly half of our lives spent living in a virtual world. The iPhone was released just 10 years ago. Our existence has been radically transformed in a relatively short space of time. While it is hard to remember life before computers, research shows that we aren’t as effective on screens as we might think. We tested the effects of multi-screening on brand recall and found that when dealing with more than one device at a time, the mental strain decreases our attention and emotional response and eventually leads to cognitive collapse – which means people are looking, but they haven’t the mental energy to take more in (all too familiar a feeling in the connected lives we lead.)

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Nintendo Switch: Information Overload, But In A Good Way

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,nintendo,Technology,Tools,video games
Source Author: Mike Olsen
Source Date: 1/18/2017
Source Name: A New Domain
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A NewDomain — Information overload. That’s the only way to describe Nintendo’s last night’s pair of lives stream events about the hotly-anticipated Nintendo Switch. But let’s not bury the lede. Pricing and Zelda were the biggest questions on gamer’s minds going into the broadcast. And Nintendo, at long last, had answers. The Switch will retail in the US at $299. Most in the industry speculated an initial price point of $249, yet the pricing aligns nicely with the Xbox One and the PS4. Given the Switch is a hybrid gaming console and portable gaming device, I doubt many will balk at that price.

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

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: decisions,Information Overload,mind
Source Author: Dr Rajeev Jayadevan
Source Date: 1/18/2017
Source Name: Manorama
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A study was done in Israel about the chances of a prisoner getting parole from the judge in court.

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ART REVIEW: DiRico’s ‘Data Sets’ comments on information overload at Montserrat

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Art,data,Information Overload
Source Author: Keith Powers
Source Date: 1/16/2017
Source Name: Marblehead
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

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.

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SCIENTISTS: EARTH ENDANGERED BY NEW STRAIN OF FACT-RESISTANT HUMANS

Date: 1/23/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: earth,Information Overload,Science,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Andy Borowitz
Source Date: 5/12/2015
Source Name: The New Yorker
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports. The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.

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The shape of things to come in 2017

Date: 1/23/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: humans,Information Overload
Source Author: Daryl Passmore
Source Date: 12/31/2016
Source Name: The Courrier Mail
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

EMOTION is increasingly trumping education when it comes to decision-making by Australians, according to leading demographer Mark McCrindle. “With a third of all young people now completing a university degree, the population has never been better educated,’’ he says.

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Filtering the Chaos Out Of Command And Control

Date: 1/23/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Henry S. Kenyon
Source Date: 1/1/2016
Source Name: Signal
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A data fusion system converts information feeds into a coherent operational picture. A software-based fusion tool aims to ease the problem of tactical information overload by collecting and parsing incoming data, sending just the right types of intelligence to users in real time. The system represents this data graphically on a single screen, superimposing it over satellite and 3-D map imagery showing friendly and known enemy unit locations.

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Wade Guyton Packs Information in ‘The New York Times Paintings’

Date: 1/23/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jason Farago
Source Date: 1/5/2017
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

All the news that’s fit to paint can be found in the exhibition by Wade Guyton, at the uptown branch of Petzel Gallery. This sly American painter, subject of a poker-faced, challenging retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2012, came to prominence for his printed canvases of black stripes, licking flames and stand-alone Xs and Us, whose repetitive computer imagery was made strange through imprecise edges and wonky ink saturations. But these new works, in contrast to his earlier minimal compositions, are packed with information, as they draw their imagery from … well, from the website you’re now reading. (Or, if you are in the habit of reading print, this newspaper’s digital version.)

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Fake News in U.S. Election? Elsewhere, That’s Nothing New

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Facebook,Information Overload,news,politics,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: PAUL MOZUR and MARK SCOTT
Source Date: 11/17/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

HONG KONG — Facebook rumors force a well-known politician to publish proof of his heritage. Fake images show a prominent female leader in a hangman’s noose. A politician’s aide decries violent crime with a Facebook photo of a girl’s corpse — an image that turns out to come from another country.

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Fixation on Fake News Overshadows Waning Trust in Real Reporting

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Facebook,news,politics,Social Networks,Technology
Source Author: John Herrman
Source Date: 11/18/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Something is deeply wrong when the pope’s voice, reputation and influence can be borrowed by a source that describes itself as “a fantasy news site” to claim that he has endorsed a presidential candidate, and then be amplified, unchallenged, through a million individual shares. The attention paid to fake news since the election has focused largely on fabrications and outright lies, because they are indefensible, easy to identify and extraordinarily viral. Fake news is created by the kinds of people who, when asked, might call their work satire, or admit that they’re in it for the money or for the thrill of deception. Theirs is a behavior that can and should be shunned, and that Facebook is equipped, and maybe willing, to deal with.

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Truth or consequence in media

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,news,politics,Technology
Source Author: Ariel Nepomuceno
Source Date: 12/14/2016
Source Name: BusinessMirror
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

We all know the drill: There is a guaranteed consequence for not telling the truth. We have learned this early on in the popular parlor game that has kept us entertained at parties and get-togethers during our younger years. And even back then, there were occasions when we intentionally opted for the consequence, no matter how ridiculously difficult it was, because truth has its way of making us uncomfortable.

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Knowmail Grabs $3.5 Million to Further Develop Personalized Artificial Intelligence (P.A.I) and Solve Communication Overload

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: News Release
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 12/15/2016
Source Name: Benzinga
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Knowmail, a company building a Personalized Artificial Intelligence platform to help employees communicate and collaborate better, announced it closed a new $3.5 million investment led by CE Ventures with managing partner Tayman Kan also joining the board. This round also includes existing shareholders AfterDox, Plus Ventures, 2B Angels, INE Ventures and notable private investors. The additional funding will be utilized to continue building out Knowmail’s functionality and expand its customer base globally.

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Value of life all dependent on the perspective

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,religion,Tools
Source Author: Andrew Sandoval
Source Date: 12/10/2016
Source Name: Mesa Legen
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In science, they say, “what you see is what you get”. Usually what you’re looking at for the most part is the truth, but there is so much to take in in this world. When it comes to people and their stories they run so much deeper than a surface glance; sometimes it’s hard to tell which truth we are looking at.It’s normal for us to make up our mind on how we feel about something, almost immediately, it’s a common turn of phrase, don’t judge a book by its cover, advice much of humanity seems to have forgotten.

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Clark Goolsby’s Energetic Collages Explore the Idea of Information Overload

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Art,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Brock Brake
Source Date: 12/9/2016
Source Name: The Hundreds
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I first met mixed media artist Clark Goolsby as he was unpacking a box of work during an installation for a solo exhibition in San Francisco earlier this year. As a gallery working for an artist for the first time, this unwrapping procedure can be very intimate for both parties. Perhaps I’m only speaking for myself—but it’s emotional. Seeing these works for the first time that few have seen before, there is a special dialogue that takes place between artist and the gallery they are unveiling these works to. The explanation of the works from the artist’s point of view during these types of unveiling processes is what I live for as a gallerist and curator.

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When the Information Age becomes the Information Overload Age

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Stephen Phillips
Source Date: 12/16/2016
Source Name: My SA
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Sherry Turkle, Nicholas Carr and, most recently, Andrew Sullivan have articulated a deeply felt sense of malaise about importuning technology, its atrophying effect on age-old human faculties and corresponding impoverishment of our inner lives. Columbia Law School professor and New Yorker contributor Wu’s contribution to the oeuvre is to spotlight the industrial dynamics, business tactics, psychological techniques and our supine submission as consumers that have brought us to this pass.

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The Poorer, Less Educated Americans Suffer From Information Overload – And the Rest Manage Just Fine

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Education,society,sociology,Tools
Source Author: Victoria Stark
Source Date: 12/13/2016
Source Name: News Everyday
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The recently released report by the Pew Research Center indicates that the minority of Americans who admit that they have a difficult time managing internet-infused information overload have a lower socio-economic status than those who do. Their income bracket is lower, their financial status is less secure, and many of them do not have a college degree.

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Survey: Less Americans Feel Overloaded By Information

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 12/15/2016
Source Name: CBS Minnesota
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A new survey shows that less Americans feel like they are suffering from “information overload.” If you type in “information overload” into Google, you get nearly 4 million hits. But, a new survey shows that just 20 percent of Americans actually feel overloaded.

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Information Overload Is a Workers’ Rights Issue

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Matt Novak
Source Date: 12/9/2016
Source Name: Gizmodo
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Do you feel like you’re currently being inundated with too much information? People have been warning about the threat of “information overload” for decades. But a new poll by Pew Research Center shows that most Americans don’t feel overloaded at all. Unless you’re elderly or make very little money. Which, at the end of the day, makes the threat of information overload a workers’ rights issue.

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Physical Security Information Management Market to Reach $2246 million with 34.41% CAGR Forecast to 2020

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: News Release
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 12/26/2016
Source Name: EIN News
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

PUNE, INDIA, December 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) system is a software that is utilized for systematizing and improving operations for physical security management and reporting. It is intended to assimilate security applications via one common user interface. Situations are proactively resolved by collecting events from obtainable information and security devices and linking them to empower personnel. This system needs integration and coordination of technologies with the information technology processes that administer the management of administrative data.

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How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,news,politics,Technology
Source Author: Sapna Maheshwari
Source Date: 11/20/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Eric Tucker, a 35-year-old co-founder of a marketing company in Austin, Tex., had just about 40 Twitter followers. But his recent tweet about paid protesters being bused to demonstrations against President-elect Donald J. Trump fueled a nationwide conspiracy theory — one that Mr. Trump joined in promoting.

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When Tech Is a Problem Child

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Bruce Feiler
Source Date: 11/19/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In the Broadway classic “The Music Man,” set in 1912, the con artist Harold Hill shows up in River City, Iowa, and attempts to persuade the otherwise contented townspeople that their youth are slipping into degradation. He singles out a billiard parlor, “the devil’s playground,” as the root.

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THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE IN 2016

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: photography,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Caleb Horton
Source Date: 12/21/2016
Source Name: MTV News
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Photography is miraculous because it allows you to bottle time and place and mood. You can stand in a place and capture what it felt like at a specific moment in time. As time passes and the place changes and you change, the photograph becomes more emotionally charged, because you can’t replicate it. You bottled something you can’t bottle again.

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Don’t Let Operator Error Destroy Your Business

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Bret Ahnell
Source Date: 12/20/2016
Source Name: fei daily
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Human error is to blame for some of the costliest industrial losses and business interruptions. Leaving a roll of paper towels in a turbine? The tally: $11 million. Pulling the wrong switch and draining the oil from a generator? $23 million. Closing a compressor valve that should have remained open? A fire and 30-day production shutdown.

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Digital Dementia is Killing Your Brain: Here’s the Cure

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Sedarius Tekara Perrotta
Source Date: 12/21/2016
Source Name: CMS Wire
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The rate at which we consume data is having a profoundly negative impact on the way we think, work, and live. Between the 1980s and the 2000s, the amount of information we consumed rocketed and, unsurprisingly, has continued to increase. Compared to the fifteenth century,

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Time to develop a news filter

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,news,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Michael Batchelder
Source Date: 12/21/2016
Source Name: Omaha World Herald
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Working in the news business, I pay pretty close attention to what’s going on both locally and around the world. With television news, traditional newspapers, Twitter, Facebook and even Snapchat, there’s an unlimited number of places I can learn more about what’s going on in the world, ranging from celebrity gossip to the tragedies currently taking place in Syria.

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Research finds people not overwhelmed by information, they just say they are

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Gary Robbins
Source Date: 12/21/2016
Source Name: The Sydney Morning Herald
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A new report from the Pew Research Centre in the US says that most Americans do not suffer from information overload — even though many frequently say otherwise. Only 20 per cent of 1520 people surveyed by Pew in April said they felt overwhelmed, compared with 27 per cent who were asked the same question in 2006.

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Information overload, social media laziness and fake news

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Facebook,Information Overload,news,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Cameron Smith
Source Date: 12/16/2016
Source Name: Al.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I remember when I didn’t have opinions about everything. There were many, many events that happened in the world, and I was either blissfully unaware or simply an observer without much of a reaction at all.

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Difference Between Web 1.0, Web 2.0, & Web 3.0 – With Examples

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 12/28/2016
Source Name: Tech Featured
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Like any other technology, the web is evolving and it is evolving rather quickly. Due to lack of standards, there seems to be a little bewilderment regarding its evolution and versions.

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Suffused Like A Water Balloon About To Burst!

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Shahilla Barok
Source Date: 12/29/2016
Source Name: Huffiest Lifestyle
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I don’t know about you but even I, as an avid learner of all things new and good for me, am about to burst! Do you feel like that too? We are fortunate and at the same time afflicted by the constant and free access to so much information.

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Libraries adapt to stay relevant

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,libraries,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Wesley Wright
Source Date: 12/23/2016
Source Name: The Virginia Gazette
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

As the Internet has become the chief reference tool for people young and old, libraries have evolved to remain relevant. Much of human history is available on the Internet in some form, and most people who have access to an Internet connection use it a conduit to find what they need.

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Humans Don’t Need All This Data – Machines Do

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: ELDAD FARKASH
Source Date: 12/23/2016
Source Name: Information Management
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming a way of life, making its way from consumer environments in homes and retail environments – to now becoming an integral part of the modern enterprise.

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Practical Ways to Deal and Avoid Information Overload

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Audri Taylors
Source Date: 12/28/2016
Source Name: University Herald
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Information overload is something that has already become quite familiar to many of us, from texts, tweets, emails, posts and articles on the Internet and in the social media. But, ironically, we still keep on clicking on them and reading them and spending minutes and even hours on them. There may be a great flow of information around us, thanks to technology that makes it a lot easier for us to have access to those information. But, there are actually ways by which you can deal with them and avoid getting overload.

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Michigan defense tries to avoid information overload

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: football,Information Overload,sports,Technology
Source Author: Kelly Hall
Source Date: 12/28/2016
Source Name: The Michigan Daily
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Like most football players competing at the Division I level, Taco Charlton wants to win at everything. After three weeks of preparing for Florida State, though, things can start to feel monotonous. The senior defensive end said Wednesday that his attention to detail starts to improve when the Michigan football team starts to mix things up and integrate new drills and games in practice.

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8 Tips For Avoiding Information Overload

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Sarah DiGiulio
Source Date: 12/26/2016
Source Name: The Huffington Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

If this isn’t the first article ― or Facebook post or tweet ― you’ve read today, you’re probably not alone. A 2015 poll showed workers report spending as many as 6.3 hours everyday just checking emails. And earlier this year, Facebook reported its users spend an average of 50 minutes everyday on its site, including the app and messaging app. If the numbers seem overwhelming, rest assured. Americans actually reported feel less overwhelmed by the amount of information coming their way this year than they did a decade ago, according to the latest Pew Research Center data. Approximately 20 percent of people reported feeling overwhelmed by “information overload” in a Pew survey reported earlier this month, compared with 27 percent reporting the same thing in a 2006 survey.

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Wade Guyton Packs Information in ‘The New York Times Paintings’

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jason Farago
Source Date: 1/5/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

All the news that’s fit to paint can be found in the exhibition by Wade Guyton, at the uptown branch of Petzel Gallery. This sly American painter, subject of a poker-faced, challenging retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2012, came to prominence for his printed canvases of black stripes, licking flames and stand-alone Xs and Us, whose repetitive computer imagery was made strange through imprecise edges and wonky ink saturations. But these new works, in contrast to his earlier minimal compositions, are packed with information, as they draw their imagery from … well, from the website you’re now reading. (Or, if you are in the habit of reading print, this newspaper’s digital version.)

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An Easy Way to Get Responses from People Who Never Answer Your Emails

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email,Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Heather Yamada-Hosley
Source Date: 11/29/2016
Source Name: Life Hacker
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A key part of writing an email that gets a response from your busy coworkers is formatting. Here’s the format you should use to make it easier to get the information you need in the time you need it. Whether your colleagues are flooded by emails, busy with meetings, only answer part of your email, or are simply lazy, Kat Boogaard, writing at The Muse, gives an example of the format you should use to get a quick response.

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New York’s Noises? It’s Music to Her

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: culture,Information Overload,music,Tools
Source Author: Corey Kilgannon
Source Date: 12/1/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A walk through the bustling streets of Midtown Manhattan can be auditory anarchy, with intrusions from squealing bus brakes, roaring garbage trucks, whining ambulances and other noisy contributors. For Elena Kowalsky, the cacophony is music to the ears. “You really can make music of it, if you pay attention the right way,” said Ms. Kowalsky, 42, who has absolute pitch, commonly called perfect pitch, which is the rare ability to identify and name tones without having to use a keyboard for reference.

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New Rule: All Purchases Subject to a 7-Day Mental Quarantine

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Carl Richards
Source Date: 7/5/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

My wife and I are setting up a customs screening station in our driveway. No, we’re not starting an international airport. And it’s not for solicitors, strangers or gift-bearing guests. It’s for us and our stuff. From now on, before anything new comes into the house, resident buyers will need to answer a series of questions. How much did it cost? Are you replacing something you already own? Why do you think it’s amazing? And if it’s food, are you sure you’ll eat it?

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Flossing and the Art of Scientific Investigation

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jamie Holmes
Source Date: 11/25/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

It’s bad enough that expertise is under attack these days from populist political movements that dismiss specialist opinion as just another establishment ruse. But lately expertise is being criticized from another direction, too — from would-be defenders of science.

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powerpoint-itis

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,office,Technology,Tools,work
Source Author:
Source Date: 11/20/2016
Source Name: Marketoonist
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

When James Thompson started his job as Diageo CMO, he tallied the number of presentation slides he was exposed to in his first two months of meetings. The final count — more than 12,000. I read in AdAge that he started a PowerPoint ban in some Diageo meetings to “just talk to me please” and help convey that the team doesn’t have to be “totally buttoned-up all the time.”

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Is Social Media Disconnecting Us From the Big Picture?

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Facebook,Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jenna Wortham
Source Date: 11/22/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised that Donald Trump could be elected president, but I was. I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan, two of the most liberal places in the country. But even online, I wasn’t seeing many signs of support for him. How did that blindness occur? Social media is my portal into the rest of the world — my periscope into the communities next to my community, into how the rest of the world thinks and feels. And it completely failed me.

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Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email,internet,Social Networks,Technology
Source Author: Cal Newport
Source Date: 11/19/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I’m a millennial computer scientist who also writes books and runs a blog. Demographically speaking I should be a heavy social media user, but that is not the case. I’ve never had a social media account. At the moment, this makes me an outlier, but I think many more people should follow my lead and quit these services. There are many issues with social media, from its corrosion of civic life to its cultural shallowness, but the argument I want to make here is more pragmatic: You should quit social media because it can hurt your career.

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In an age of information overload, genealogy center provides a helping hand to researchers

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,research,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Bridget Hernandez
Source Date: 1/5/2017
Source Name: Business Weekly
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The growth of websites like Ancestry.com has helped bring more people into the fold of genealogical research by making resources more accessible. These online tools are helpful to those searching for family connections, but the avalanche of possible matches can be overwhelming.

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Why Information Overload Shouldn’t Be a Big Marketing Concern

Date: 1/13/2017
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Krystal Overmyer
Source Date: 1/5/2016
Source Name: Content Standard
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

On a typical day, I toggle between multiple browsers with over a dozen tabs open, all with a smartphone by my side. It’s a torrent of information, but information overload never sets in; I’m totally comfortable navigating through it all.

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Averting a Reply All disaster

Date: 12/14/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email overload
Source Author: Dr. Monica Seeley
Source Date: 11/16/2016
Source Name: Mesmo consultancy blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Reply All disasters can be avoided by adopting sound email etiquette and making sure everyone understands them. Using the email software too and looking outside the inbox to alternative technologies/medium can help manage the potential for such disasters.

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How Data Failed Us in Calling an Election

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: elections,Information Overload,politics,Tools
Source Author: STEVE LOHR and NATASHA SINGER
Source Date: 11/10/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

It was a rough night for number crunchers. And for the faith that people in every field — business, politics, sports and academia — have increasingly placed in the power of data. Donald J. Trump’s victory ran counter to almost every major forecast — undercutting the belief that analyzing reams of data can accurately predict events. Voters demonstrated how much predictive analytics, and election forecasting in particular, remains a young science: Some people may have been misled into thinking Hillary Clinton’s win was assured because some of the forecasts lacked context explaining potentially wide margins of error.

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Facebook, in Cross Hairs After Election, Is Said to Question Its Influence

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,politics
Source Author: Mike Isaac
Source Date: 11/12/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

SAN FRANCISCO — Late on Tuesday night, as it became clear that Donald J. Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton to win the presidential election, a private chat sprang up on Facebook among several vice presidents and executives of the social network. What role, they asked each other, had their company played in the election’s outcome?

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NHS email blunder clogs up system after message sent to 840,000 employees

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Henry Bodkin
Source Date: 11/14/2016
Source Name: The Telegraph
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The NHS email system ground to a halt on Monday after a “test” message was mistakenly sent to more than 840,000 employees. Hundreds of curious staff immediately began hitting “reply to all”, flooding servers with more email traffic in one morning than the system usually copes with in a month.

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Mark Zuckerberg Is in Denial

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,politics,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Zeynep Tufekci
Source Date: 11/15/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Donald J. Trump’s supporters were probably heartened in September, when, according to an article shared nearly a million times on Facebook, the candidate received an endorsement from Pope Francis. Their opinions on Hillary Clinton may have soured even further after reading a Denver Guardian article that also spread widely on Facebook, which reported days before the election that an F.B.I. agent suspected of involvement in leaking Mrs. Clinton’s emails was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

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A 10-Digit Key Code to Your Private Life: Your Cellphone Number

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: cellphones,Social Networks,Technology,too
Source Author: Steve Lohr
Source Date: 11/12/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The next time someone asks you for your cellphone number, you may want to think twice about giving it. The cellphone number is more than just a bunch of digits. It is increasingly used as a link to private information maintained by all sorts of companies, including money lenders and social networks. It can be used to monitor and predict what you buy, look for online or even watch on television.

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How to Deal With Digital Distractions

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Quentin Hardy
Source Date: 11/1/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I used to teach at the graduate school of information sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. I couldn’t believe how many students looked at ESPN.com or its ilk in class. We live in a world of screens, where digital distractions contend with our need to learn. Is multitasking a good idea?

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A ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ Lesson for the Digital Age

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,news,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jim Rutenburg
Source Date: 11/9/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

All the dazzling technology, the big data and the sophisticated modeling that American newsrooms bring to the fundamentally human endeavor of presidential politics could not save American journalism from yet again being behind the story, behind the rest of the country. The news media by and large missed what was happening all around it, and it was the story of a lifetime. The numbers weren’t just a poor guide for election night — they were an off-ramp away from what was actually happening.

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Social media loves echo chambers, but the human brain helps create them

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,news,politics,Social Networks
Source Author: Chris Baraniuk
Source Date: 11/17/2016
Source Name: qz.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In the week since Donald Trump’s victory, debate has raged over the role played by social media in the US election. Both Trump and his campaign’s digital director have partially credited social networks for his win, and Mark Zuckerberg has been under huge pressure to tackle the proliferation of fake stories on Facebook. On Wednesday, a BuzzFeed analysis found that fake news outperformed real news in the run-up to Election Day, and Oxford Dictionaries declared its word of the year to be “post-truth.” All in all, a tough time for objectivity.

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Fake News is old news but here’s what we can do to stop it

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,news,Tools
Source Author: JC Torres
Source Date: 12/12/2016
Source Name: Slash Gear
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The Internet is without a doubt one of the most powerful things man has ever invented. It has made the world a smaller place, at least digitally, and has made it easy for any voice to be heard. Almost too easy. It has made spreading false or inaccurate information as easy as clicking “Retweet” or “Re-post”. Coupled with a culture of instant gratification, that has become a recipe for disaster. That disaster has a new name this year, and it’s called “Fake News”. Sadly, Fake news is actually nothing new, aside from the now more severe geopolitical implications. The good news, it can be beaten. The bad news is, it requires undoing the fortunately still young culture of mindless reading and sharing on the Web.

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Meet Daniel Levitin — A Polymath in the Truest Sense of the Word

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: Wayne Robins
Source Date: 12/10/2016
Source Name: Forward
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Driving his 20-year-old Mercedes-Benz up and around the winding roads toward his house in the hills in a semirural area of San Francisco’s East Bay, Daniel J. Levitin is an enthusiastic guide to the abundant variety of trees in his neighborhood: California live oak, redwood, Pacific madrone. Suddenly, he brakes while making a turn and puts the car in reverse so that he can check out and describe what’s happening at a telephone pole.

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Down the rabbit hole at Crown Resorts’ new Perth spa

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Julie-anne Sprague
Source Date: 12/12/2016
Source Name: Financial Review
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Perhaps it’s our increasingly congested cities or maybe it’s the fast-paced daily information overload but there’s something about plenty of space – be it in a room or outdoors – that has become alluring and downright luxurious. There’s plenty of bling at Perth’s newest hotel, Crown Towers, which officially opened with an exclusive event on Wednesday. But there’s something about the cavernous spaces that makes it feel so much more opulent.

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Value of life all dependent on the perspective

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: history,Information Overload,Technology,too
Source Author: Andrew Sandoval
Source Date: 12/10/2016
Source Name: Mesa Legend
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In science, they say, “what you see is what you get”. Usually what you’re looking at for the most part is the truth, but there is so much to take in in this world. When it comes to people and their stories they run so much deeper than a surface glance; sometimes it’s hard to tell which truth we are looking at.It’s normal for us to make up our mind on how we feel about something, almost immediately, it’s a common turn of phrase, don’t judge a book by its cover, advice much of humanity seems to have forgotten. We all have different faces for different situations, when we argue we put on intimidating eyes and flared nostrils, when we are sad we avert our eyes and are somber in tone when we are happy we use our eyes to stare right into whatever it is which has ignited our joy.

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EEG reveals information essential to users

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Science,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 12/8/2016
Source Name: EurekAlert
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In a study conducted by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) and the Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference (COIN), laboratory test subjects read the introductions of Wikipedia articles of their own choice. During the reading session, the test subjects’ EEG was recorded, and the readings were then used to model which key words the subjects found interesting.

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Clark Goolsby’s Energetic Collages Explore the Idea of Information Overload

Date: 12/12/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Art,Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: Brock Brake
Source Date: 12/9/2016
Source Name: The Hundreds
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I first met mixed media artist Clark Goolsby as he was unpacking a box of work during an installation for a solo exhibition in San Francisco earlier this year. As a gallery working for an artist for the first time, this unwrapping procedure can be very intimate for both parties. Perhaps I’m only speaking for myself—but it’s emotional. Seeing these works for the first time that few have seen before, there is a special dialogue that takes place between artist and the gallery they are unveiling these works to. The explanation of the works from the artist’s point of view during these types of unveiling processes is what I live for as a gallerist and curator.

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Information Overload Is a Workers’ Rights Issue

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Matt Novak
Source Date: 12/9/2016
Source Name: Gizmodo
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Do you feel like you’re currently being inundated with too much information? People have been warning about the threat of “information overload” for decades. But a new poll by Pew Research Center shows that most Americans don’t feel overloaded at all. Unless you’re elderly or make very little money. Which, at the end of the day, makes the threat of information overload a workers’ rights issue.

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Less is more in age of information overload

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,politics,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Kate Magee
Source Date: 11/10/2016
Source Name: Campaign Live
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Congratulations, then, to 18 Feet & Rising, the first UK ad agency to be certified as a B Corporation. What’s noteworthy is the shop and its shareholders have agreed to put positive social impact on an equal footing with pursuit of profit. It is not the only agency aiming to “do good”, but it is rare for one to be prepared to sacrifice money for principles. On page 19, the agency’s chief executive, Jonathan Trimble, explains how he is trying to resolve the inherent tension between being both a good corporate citizen and a tool of a capitalist society that relies on consumers buying more. He believes the answer is “less, better advertising”. I agree.

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The Scourge of the Robots, and the Week’s Other Happenings

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,robotics,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Dave Pell
Source Date: 12/9/2016
Source Name: Wired
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

You’ve got the tweets. The Facebook updates. The breaking news notifications vibrating in your pocket. The overstuffed inbox. The text messages. The conversations with Siri and Alexa. Real news. Fake news. All of it coming at you day and night in a never-ending stream that moves so fast that it becomes a screaming blur that makes you want to bang your head against a brick wall until the lost consciousness finally silences the machine and provides you with some degree of sanctuary from the madness.

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EEG reveals information essential to users

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Science,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 12/8/2016
Source Name: Science Daily
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In a study conducted by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) and the Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference (COIN), laboratory test subjects read the introductions of Wikipedia articles of their own choice. During the reading session, the test subjects’ EEG was recorded, and the readings were then used to model which key words the subjects found interesting.

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How the F.B.I. Reviewed Thousands of Emails in One Week

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO
Source Date: 11/7/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

WASHINGTON — Out of hundreds of thousands of emails seized last month from disgraced former Representative Anthony D. Weiner, a substantial number turned out to be copies of documents already reviewed by F.B.I. agents and analysts, allowing the agency to wrap up in days a review that some had feared would take weeks, if not longer.

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Information Overload

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,medicine,research,Technology,Tools
Source Author: John B. Horrigan
Source Date: 12/7/2016
Source Name: Pew Research Center
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Since the 1970s, the term “information overload” has captured society’s anxiety about the growth in the production of information having potentially bad consequences for people as they struggle to cope with seemingly constant streams of messages and images. The advent of the internet, it was thought, would only exacerbate this, with the onset of ubiquitous connectivity turning information overload into something even more debilitating.

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Information Overload? Not Everybody Is Feeling It, Pew Study Says

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Laura Roman
Source Date: 12/7/2016
Source Name: Information Overload? Not Everybody Is Feeling It, Pew Study Says
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

As I write this I have 42 Internet tabs open, across four browsers, and I feel completely at ease. Apparently, I’m not alone. A new Pew Research Center study found that most Americans are not overloaded by information, or at least, they don’t feel they are. In April, Pew surveyed 1,520 Americans 18 and older. According to the study, 20 percent of Americans feel overloaded by information — down from 27 percent a decade ago. In fact, three-quarters of Americans like having a lot of information at their disposal. Two-thirds of the respondents said that having more information actually helps to simplify their lives.

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Information glut no problem for most Americans: survey

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 12/7/2016
Source Name: Reuters
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Most Americans do not see “information overload” as a problem for them despite the explosion of internet data and images, according to a Pew Research Center survey on Wednesday. Only 20 percent of U.S. adults feel they get more information than they can handle, down from 27 percent a decade ago. Just over three-quarters like having so much information at hand, the survey of 1,520 people showed. “Generally, Americans appreciate lots of information and access to it,” said the report into how U.S. adults cope with information demands.

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What Information Overload?

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Allee Manning
Source Date: 12/7/2016
Source Name: Vocativ
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

While humans have feared the bogeyman of “information overload” since the Renaissance period, a future in which we are over-inundated with paralyzing information has never seemed as threatening as now, in the digital age. It’s what futurist Alvin Toffler foretold in his 1970 novel “Future Shock,” envisioning a “super-industrial society” that left people debilitatingly stressed and disconnected. Most Americans, however, don’t seem to think that time is here quite yet.

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How Teens In The Balkans Are Duping Trump Supporters With Fake News

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,internet,politics,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 11/3/2016
Source Name: Buzzfeed
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

“This is the news of the millennium!” said the story on WorldPoliticus.com. Citing unnamed FBI sources, it claimed Hillary Clinton will be indicted in 2017 for crimes related to her email scandal. “Your Prayers Have Been Answered,” declared the headline. For Trump supporters, that certainly seemed to be the case. They helped the baseless story generate over 140,000 shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook.

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Media’s Next Challenge: Overcoming the Threat of Fake News

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,politics,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jim Rutenburg
Source Date: 11/6/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The last year has turned the United States into a country of information addicts who compulsively check the television, the smartphone and the good old-fashioned newspaper with a burning question: What fresh twist could our national election drama and its executive producer, Donald J. Trump, possibly have in store for us now?

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EEG reveals information essential to users

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: medicine,Science,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 12/8/2016
Source Name: Medical Press
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

For the first time, information retrieval is possible with the help of EEG interpreted with machine learning. In a study conducted by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) and the Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference (COIN), laboratory test subjects read the introductions of Wikipedia articles of their own choice. During the reading session, the test subjects’ EEG was recorded, and the readings were then used to model which key words the subjects found interesting.

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Pew: Take One Search Stress Reliever, Call Me In The Morning

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Laurie Sullivan
Source Date: 12/7/2016
Source Name: Media Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The search box will disappear in 2017, replaced by algorithms that can identify the type of information people need. The transformation has begun through spoken queries, especially in mobile and smart-home settings, Susan Dumais, distinguished scientist and deputy managing director Redmond, Washington, Microsoft Research Lab, wrote in the “17 for ’17: Microsoft researchers on what to expect in 2017 and 2027.”

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Americans want more media, not less: poll

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,politics,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jennifer Harper
Source Date: 12/7/2016
Source Name: The Washington Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

President-elect Donald Trump is a perfect example of a man who is the master of his media — thriving in the restless, texting, tweeting, snapchatting world we now live in. Americans are not far behind. While social critics once predicted that mass media would disrupt and undermine the nation, a surprising new survey reveals that the public is just as enamored of information as their Mr. Trump. Bring it on.

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DROWNING IN INFORMATION: NSA REVELATIONS FROM 262 SPY DOCUMENTS

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: government,Information Overload,military,secrets
Source Author: Micah Lee and Margot Williams
Source Date: 12/7/2016
Source Name: The Intercept
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

BY THE FIRST half of 2004, the National Security Agency was drowning in information. It had amassed 85 billion phone and online call records and cut the ribbon on a new hacking center in Hawaii — but it was woefully short on linguists who could make sense of captured communications and lacked enough network analysts to effectively monitor all the systems it had hacked.

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Making better decisions

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jeff Hough
Source Date: 12/6/2016
Source Name: Standard Journal
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Each week as I sit down to write this article I sift through a file of article ideas. Choosing the topic for the week can be a challenge. Sometimes the choice is easy because I have an idea that has to get out of my head. Yet other weeks are difficult because I haven’t found anything interesting. After thinking about my decision process, I began reflecting on the decisions I make each day.

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Navigating the blizzard: Connecting cancer specialists with curated, customized content

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,medicine,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Roni Robins
Source Date: 12/6/2016
Source Name: BioPharmaDrive
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

2016 is on pace to be another record year for new cancer articles in the literature — 143,034 at the time of this writing. That’s 630 articles every weekday. And that’s just the medical journal articles. Add to that the thousands of annually produced abstracts presented at oncology meetings, FDA releases, guidelines changes, and all the rest and you have a true information blizzard for practicing oncologists to weather.

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Please Stop Sharing Links to These Sites

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: distractions,Information Overload,internet
Source Author: Ed Brayton
Source Date: 9/18/2016
Source Name: Pathos
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The liberal side of the internet has a serious problem in the form of far too many websites that people mistake for actual news sites that use clickbait headlines and highly distorted articles to feed into the confirmation bias of their intended audience. And it works. Far too many people, including some of you I’m sure, are falling for it.

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Married to Their Smartphones (Oh, and to Each Other, Too)

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: cellphones,Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Brooke Lea Foster
Source Date: 10/28/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Sherry Zheng was cleaning up from dinner, ready to toss out the remaining fried rice, when she grabbed her phone from the counter to text her husband, Chris. He was upstairs bathing their three children. “Should I save you the leftovers?” Her phone vibrated: “Sure.”

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Kill Voice Mail: Banish Those Annoying Messages From Your Smartphone

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: cellphones,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Joanna Stern
Source Date: 10/28/2016
Source Name: Wall Street Journal
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In 1986, the answering machine was a miracle. In 2016, it’s a joke.

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OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2016

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: cities,Information Overload,society
Source Author: Tom Musick
Source Date: 11/26/2016
Source Name: Safety+Health
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Although the rankings for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations change little from year to year, the agency provides dozens of statistics. Glance too quickly at the numbers for fiscal year 2016, and you might experience a sense of information overload. A simple approach is best, said Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs. He presented the agency’s Top 10 list of most frequently cited violations for the past fiscal year in October during the 2016 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Anaheim, CA. “Take the list,” Kapust said, “and look at your own workplace off of that list. ‘These are the things OSHA is finding. Would they find these at my workplace?’ It’s a good place to start.”

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Message discipline propelled Trump to victory

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,news,politics
Source Author: Ben Graham Jones
Source Date: 11/28/2016
Source Name: Open Democracy
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Election surprises are only surprises when their causes are poorly understood. Three recent nationwide votes in the USA and UK have produced three dramatic surprises – Trump’s victory, Brexit, and the Conservative party’s 2015 Commons majority. It is my view that observers have failed to predict each in large part because they have failed to understand the importance of message discipline. As a professional election observer, I am convinced that in the age of mass information, use of message discipline is one of the defining characteristics separating winners from losers.

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In Silicon Valley, some workers hanker for an office door of their own

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,silicon valley,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Michelle Quinn
Source Date: 10/24/2016
Source Name: SilliconValley.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Silicon Valley workplace perks are famous – the sleep pod, free food and a tech shuttle with bathrooms. But even techies can get nostalgic about things that are lost in the steady march of progress. Like the disappearance of the office door. The one you can close to get some work done.

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Closing the healthcare data gap

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Health,Information Overload,medicine
Source Author:
Source Date: 11/27/2016
Source Name: The Jordan Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

While much of the world today suffers from information overload, there are still places where information is scarce. And that scarcity sometimes costs people their lives. In the maternity ward of Zanzibar’s largest public health facility, Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, patient data is listed on a dry-erase board. The information on the board consists of the number of women admitted, the type and severity of their conditions, and whether or not they survived.

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Social Media and Disinformation in the Digital Age

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Facebook,Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Sidharth Shekhar
Source Date: 11/29/2016
Source Name: PC Quest
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The rise of social media in the digital age has altered the way we source our information. However, filtering the right information from the wrong one is not always easy. Social media has provided a platform to everyone to share their opinion with the world. But social networking isn’t making you smarter. In fact, it could be making you dumber by providing insights without requiring any actual thinking.

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Push Technology Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 – 2024

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: News Release
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 11/29/2016
Source Name: Open PR
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Push technology is used to send data or information to a client instead of waiting for client to make a request for that particular data. This technology enables clients to get data as quickly as it become accessible. The server or content provider sends new information with the help of push technology to the client and client is notified about it. . Push technology offers benefits such as managing and reducing the information overload and communication bandwidth block. It is just an alternative approach to access information. Push technology is present in various systems for as long as people have been communicating, for examples, from newspapers, to radio, to telephones, to E-mail and television. E-mail is possibly the best push technology for the transmission of time critical information to particular viewers.

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Really? Most Americans don’t suffer information overload

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Garry Robins
Source Date: 12/9/2016
Source Name: San Diego Union-Tribune
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Wait, can this be right? A new report from the Pew Research Center says that most Americans do not suffer from information overload — even though many of us frequently say otherwise. Only 20 percent of the 1,520 people surveyed by Pew in April said they feel overwhelmed, compared to 27 percent who were asked the same question in 2006.

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Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® Features Access Innovations and Discusses Their Revolutionary Information Management and Database Construction Products and Services

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: News Release
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 11/22/2016
Source Name: Digital Journal
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Los Angeles, CA – November 22, 2016 — Access Innovations President Marjorie M.K. Hlava and Vice President of Marketing and Communications Heather Kotula are featured on the award-winning, global TV show, Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®. The segment’s topic is how businesses can make their data more searchable and more easily found.

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Is it time you had a digital detox? Five top tips on stepping away from the online world

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email,Information Overload,internet,Social Networks,Tools
Source Author: Lucy Roue
Source Date: 11/20/2016
Source Name: Manchester Evening News
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Information overload has become part of modern day life, but it isn’t always possible to power down and zone out. Just a few decades ago, hardly any of us had access to the technology we do today, but now on average we spend up to 12 hours a day transfixed by digital devices and technology. 75% of us are using mobile phones, and over a billion humans are just a few clicks from being friends on Facebook. At the push of a button or swipe of a screen, we communicate, share and create with nearly anyone, anytime, anywhere.

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Information Overload Precedes Lemtrada Infusions

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: disease,medicine,Technology
Source Author: Ed Tobias
Source Date: 11/22/2016
Source Name: Multiple Sclerosis News Today
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

You know the saying about having too much of a good thing? I think that’s me, right now, as I think about starting infusions of the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada on Dec. 5. Lemtrada is supposed to be a super drug. As I wrote in an earlier column, my neurologist calls it “stem cell lite.” Some wheelchair-bound MS patients have been able to take some steps after completing a course of Lemtrada. Others report similar improvements in other symptoms.

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The Power of a Dinner Table

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology
Source Author: David Brooks
Source Date: 10/18/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Kathy Fletcher and David Simpson have a son named Santi, who went to Washington, D.C., public schools. Santi had a friend who sometimes went to school hungry. So Santi invited him to occasionally eat and sleep at his house. That friend had a friend and that friend had a friend, and now when you go to dinner at Kathy and David’s house on Thursday night there might be 15 to 20 teenagers crammed around the table, and later there will be groups of them crashing in the basement or in the few small bedrooms upstairs.

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Whoever Wins the White House, This Year’s Big Loser Is Email

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email,Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Farhad Manjoo
Source Date: 10/19/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Every four years, pundits race to anoint this or that newfangled tech trend as the next disruptive force to forever alter the mechanics of American democracy. The 2016 campaign has already been called the Snapchat election, the Periscope election, the Meerkat election, the Twitter election, the Facebook election and the meme election. (If there were a vomit emoji, I’d insert one here. And then we’d have the emoji election.)

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Read This Story Without Distraction (Can You?)

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: distractions,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Verena von Pfetten
Source Date: 4/29/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Stop what you’re doing. Well, keep reading. Just stop everything else that you’re doing. Mute your music. Turn off your television. Put down your sandwich and ignore that text message. While you’re at it, put your phone away entirely. (Unless you’re reading this on your phone. In which case, don’t. But the other rules still apply.)

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Extreme Vetting Will Require Smarter Data, DHS Expert Says

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,politics,security,Tools
Source Author: Eleanor Lamb
Source Date: 11/16/2016
Source Name: MeriTalk
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Extreme vetting will require better, smarter data, according to Donna Roy, executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Information Sharing and Services Office (IS2O). President-elect Donald Trump ran his campaign on the commitment to remove illegal Mexican residents and temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country. Extreme vetting policies would logically accompany these stringent immigration goals.

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Symantec Study Shows Consumers Suffer From Security Overload

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,security,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Steve Zurier
Source Date: 11/16/2016
Source Name: Dark Reading
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

New survey finds that consumers are overwhelmed by the need to protect their devices from cybercriminals. First it was online-information overload. Now it’s security overload. A new survey released today by Symantec found that while 79% of consumers know they must actively protect their information online, 44% felt overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data they are now responsible for protecting.

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First Aid for Election Shock Information Overload

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: David Shaw
Source Date: 11/12/2016
Source Name: The Good Men Project
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

If you are having some strong dis-ease following the Presidential Election in the USA, you might want to think some more about what I am suggesting. Don’t read another article about the Election. For that matter don’t listen or watch anything related to the Election either. For goodness sake don’t write anything about the Election at all. That suggestion should be the easiest for you to follow, because I am writing this for you.

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‘Post-truth politics’ does not require better truths, it requires better arguments

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Europe,Information Overload,politics,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Reinout van der Veer
Source Date: 11/2/2016
Source Name: EurActiv
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

EU politicians backing CETA are publicly fretting the way in which those opposing CETA disregard the ‘facts and evidence’ on the benefits of the landmark trade agreement between the EU and Canada. After signing the agreement, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, said “post-factual reality and post-truth politics pose a great challenge on both sides of the Atlantic”. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was ‘vexed’ over accusations that CETA would lower labour standards, amongst other issues.

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Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,jobs,work
Source Author: Lindsey Kaufman
Source Date: 12/30/2014
Source Name: The Washington Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A year ago, my boss announced that our large New York ad agency would be moving to an open office. After nine years as a senior writer, I was forced to trade in my private office for a seat at a long, shared table. It felt like my boss had ripped off my clothes and left me standing in my skivvies.

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What We Learned When 25,000 People Tried to Fight Information Overload

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,mindfulness
Source Author:
Source Date: 2/10/2016
Source Name: WNYC.org
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

More than 25,000 people signed up for Infomagical, our project designed to make information overload disappear. Using either email or text messages, we issued five challenges to participants over five days – single-tasking, tidying our phones, avoiding meaningless memes, delving deeper into conversations, and setting a larger “rule” or “mantra” for information consumption. Texters got reminders through the day and check-ins at night.

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Three Consumer News Articles Suggest ‘There’s A Travel Agent For That’

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,news,Tools
Source Author: Cheryl Rosen
Source Date: 10/26/2016
Source Name: Travel Market Report
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

It was a trifecta of positive news stories for travel agents over the weekend, as three consumer media outlets ran articles suggesting that travelers are well-advised to use a professional travel agent. The Boston Globe’s “There’s A Travel Agent For That” led off with a testimonial noting that “in a time of information overload and complexity, travel advisors can save you time, money, and aggravation, and provide first-hand insight into destinations around the world.”

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Thrive Conference gives family businesses a boost

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Mark Heller
Source Date: 10/27/2016
Source Name: GCU Today
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Ears were perked and business cards were dealt out like cards as a few hundred entrepreneurs and family business owners gathered Wednesday at Grand Canyon University Arena for the Thrive Family Business Conference. Hosted by Intentional Living Center president, author and radio personality Dr. Randy Carlson, Wednesday’s daylong presentation featured a half-dozen speakers, more than a dozen video presentations, guest panels and interactive Q-and-A sessions with successful family business entrepreneurs of faith.

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The Case for Infomagical

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,mindfulness
Source Author:
Source Date: 1/25/2016
Source Name: wnyc.org
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Here at Note to Self, we endorse using technology mindfully, thoughtfully, and not necessarily all the time. That said, we’re more concerned with another sentiment you probably know all too well: the “yeah, putting down my phone is nice and all, but I have a life to live. A job to do. A conversation to hold. A cat video to send to my mother.”

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“Information overload”: Is big data the solution?

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Tanner Mirrlees
Source Date: 11/2/2016
Source Name: DurhamRegion.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I am probably suffering from “information overload.” Maybe you are too. In 2016, 6,000 feature films were made and 400 new TV series were broadcast on prime time. In one day, a single major new firm publishes anywhere between 200 and 500 stories. In just over half of one day — Friday Oct. 28, 2016 for example — there were more than 1 billion websites, 133 billion e-mails sent, almost 3 billion Google searches, 2.6 billion blog posts, 275 million Tweets, 37.9 million Instagram photos uploaded, 59.4 Tumblr posts and 117 million Skype calls. Each minute, 32 million Facebook messages are sent and more than 500 hours of video get uploaded to YouTube.

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Solving the unstructured data puzzle

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology
Source Author: Lenore Kerrigan
Source Date: 11/3/2016
Source Name: Biz Community
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Never before has there been so much information available to businesses and individuals. In January 2015, Google estimated that there were 300 exabytes (that’s 300 followed by 18 zeros) of human-made information in the world. In 2011, there were just 30 exabytes. In just 48 months, the amount of human-made information increased by 1000% and we are now at a point whereby more information has been created in the past few years than in all of human history before.

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Is too much data hurting your CAFM operation?

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology
Source Author:
Source Date: 11/1/2016
Source Name: Construction Week Online
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Information overload is increasingly becoming a problem both in the workplace and in everyday life. More data does not give you more power – it simply gives you more information. Being swamped with information or data without being in possession of the time or knowledge needed to sort out the worthless from the useful can be the rough equivalent of having no information at all. The result is either that you either delay making decisions, or that you make the wrong decisions. So exactly how much information or data do you need?

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Get them while they are still new and in love with your brand

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Tess Sulaman
Source Date: 11/4/2016
Source Name: Biz Community
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

People are an organisation’s most important asset. This is the mantra that has been preached to us for the last few decades. It is not wrong, it’s just not entirely accurate. Productive employees are a company’s most important asset. What use is a colleague who spends half their working day updating their social media status?

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Consumers Don’t Trust Phone Calls From Businesses. Here’s How To Restore Their Faith.

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Technology,telephone,Tools
Source Author: Jonjie Sena
Source Date: 9/7/2016
Source Name: Forbes
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the world’s first telephone call to his assistant Thomas Watson and uttered the famous sentence “Mr. Watson—Come here—I want to see you.” If Bell tried to call Watson today, however, the famous inventor would probably twiddle his thumbs waiting for an answer.

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Intimacy for the Avoidant

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,politics,Technology,Tools
Source Author: David brooks
Source Date: 10/7/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Over the past generation there seems to have been a decline in the number of high-quality friendships. In 1985, most Americans told pollsters that they had about three confidants, people with whom they could share everything. Today, the majority of people say they have about two. In 1985, 10 percent of Americans said they had no one to fully confide in, but by the start of this century 25 percent of Americans said that.

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Push notifications are driving us crazy—but there’s a way to solve the problem without going dark

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Haim Senior
Source Date: 10/26/2016
Source Name: Quartz
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The age of notification overload is upon us. The more apps we download on our phones and open on our computers, the more little red flags crop up to remind us of all the information we’re not consuming and things we should be doing. Whereas your phone used to only chime when a loved one was sending you a message, it’s now going off all day, every day: local news, incoming thunderstorms, new lover matches, amber alerts, incoming emails, social media likes, erroneous messages from newspapers. As more and more of these notifications pop up on our phones and desktops, it has allowed us to keep connected to the world 24/7—whether we like it or not.

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IBM Watson Digs Deeper Enterprise Roots With Slack Partnership, Other New Products

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Noreen Seebacher and Dom Nicastro
Source Date: 10/26/2016
Source Name: CMS Wire
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM and San Francisco-based Slack today announced a partnership that combines Slack’s digital workplace with he cognitive computing capabilities of Watson. The goal is to use Watson’s artificial intelligence (AI) learning engine to power offerings such as bots and other conversational inferences to improve the Slack user experience.

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Investor Nelson Peltz Says Boards Victim to Too Much Information

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Dan Clark
Source Date: 10/25/2016
Source Name: Wall Street Journal
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

LAGUNA Beach, Calif.—IPads were one of the worst things to happen to boards of big public companies, a factor in a trend toward information overload that has tended to tip the balance of power toward management, investor Nelson Peltz said Tuesday at WSJDLive, The Wall Street Journal’s global tech conference.

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Process Improvement, Savings Achieved in Laundries Through Real-Time Technology (Conclusion)

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Matt Poe
Source Date: 10/27/2016
Source Name: American Laundry News
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

CHICAGO — Halifax Linen Service Inc. provides laundry services for major medical facilities and large corporations, as well as small businesses, throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and surrounding areas. That’s a lot of linen to take in, process and get back to the customers, and Preston McElheney, president of Halifax Linen, says the company is committed to supplying the products necessary to meet or exceed the industry standards expected in today’s professional business environments.

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Eastman – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: Fractus V ‘is a truly excellent production’

Date: 11/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,theater
Source Author: Chris Omaweng
Source Date: 10/27/2016
Source Name: London Theatre 1
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

It’s the inclusion of the spoken word in Fractus V that sets it firmly in the ‘contemporary’ dance productions camp, as opposed to ‘classical’. That, and the sound effects, so potent and vivid, simply don’t exist in classical dance, where even a hand clap is frowned upon, and the only sound created emanates from the orchestra. Here, the use of a live band on movable sets meant the musicians were very much a part of the on-stage action as the dancers, and one scene even brought the roaming sets of Jersey Boys to mind, with the band positioned centre stage as opposed to their typical stations on the periphery.

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Information overload: Biased media outlets filtering information for us

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags:
Source Author: Stevie Knight
Source Date: 10/4/2016
Source Name: Maritime Journal
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Retrieving information is becoming like finding a needle in a haystack – during a hay delivery. It’s an issue for harbour authorities because bathymetry, soil analysis, siltation data is really expensive. However, there may now be an answer. If a port doesn’t actually get a grip on the information that it’s generating from surveys, site investigations and so on, any potential benefit will just slide out of its grasp said Michael Boniface of the IT Innovation Centre, a partner of the EU Exposures project.

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If You Friend Your New SO On Social Media Too Early, You’ll Break Up In A Month

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: dating,Facebook,Information Overload,internet,Social Networks
Source Author: Sheena Sharma
Source Date: 10/3/2016
Source Name: Elite Daily
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I know it’s tempting, but maybe don’t Facebook friend request that new guy you’re dating. The Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking recently published a study that suggests connecting on social media too early can negatively affect a person’s view of his or her SO.

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A Clock That Beautifully Manages Your Information Overload

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: clocks,Information Overload,Technology,time management,Tools
Source Author: Ido Lechner
Source Date: 9/23/2016
Source Name: PSFK.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

At first ‘glance,’ this clock is disguised as an analog timekeeper—but the connected device is capable of far greater feats, sending users push notifications throughout the day such as meeting reminders, fitness tracking, UBER alerts, traffic calculations, Google Calendar events from your mailbox, weather updates, high priority occasions and so forth. The face of the Glance Clock springs to life with colorful visuals when presenting a notification, and it can even sync with smart home products such as Amazon’s Alexa.

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Forget millennials: 5 reasons the ‘new generation’ will love chatbots

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 9/29/2016
Source Name: Venture Beat
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

At Sure, we design our product, a bot that recommends food and drink spots in London and Copenhagen, based on the millennial perspective. Rather than calling out millennials or Gen Xers, however, our friends at research consultancy Bespoke refer to this audience as the New Generation. They define this group as people who have been defined by widespread use of technology and easy access rather than by an age group. In their recent report, “The New Generations Trend Research” (not yet published), they found out that “human needs and motivations haven’t changed much from the other generations — but the ways how to fulfill them have changed dramatically.”

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Sale mum organises event to help new parents navigate the postnatal information minefield

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: families,Information Overload,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 9/23/2016
Source Name: Messenger
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

SALE Moor mum-of-two, Helen Calvert, has teamed up with other mothers and healthcare professionals, to help new parents navigate the first weeks and months of their parenting journey. The Growing Families conference in Manchester City Centre on October 6 is the first of its kind in the UK. It aims to tackle the mountain of postnatal information available and present evidence-based ideas in an accessible way, allowing parents to make informed choices that are right for their families.

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Living in an easily influenced age

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email,Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Drew Temple
Source Date: 10/20/2016
Source Name: The Journal
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

“It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.” — Nelson Mandela At a recent West Virginia University Academic Media Day, Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, an assistant professor with the department of communication studies, presented research regarding social media and its effect on the 2016 presidential campaign season.

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OLDER AND WISER: Helpful information widely available

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: age,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Margaret Coates
Source Date: 10/14/2016
Source Name: North Shore News
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Have you ever thought or said, “That service is the best kept secret on the North Shore?” Are you looking for a service for your parent or yourself but are confused about where to start? Access to information for seniors is crucial. Informed seniors are healthier, more involved in their communities and are knowledgeable about available services and benefits important in maintaining their independence. Knowing what your benefits are after you retire ensures you receive the most income from government sources. Knowing if you qualify for home support for personal care, home care nursing or rehab, palliative care, day programs for adults or respite for caregivers can ensure you receive the critical care you might require as your health needs change.

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Internet Marketing Company, fishbat, Shares 5 Digital Branding Strategies for New Entrepreneur

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: business,Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 10/20/2016
Source Name: Broadway World
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

TRIBECA, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ fishbat is a leading Internet marketing company which combines proven digital marketing strategies that include search engine optimization (SEO), digital ads, and social media optimization (SMO) to help businesses increase profits and expand brand awareness.

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Internet is Killing Our Brains…?!!

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: brain,Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Amanda Porter
Source Date: 10/19/2016
Source Name: Trendin Tech
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The internet can be an excellent, helpful tool, but is it killing our brains and training them not to think for themselves but to rely on a machine to find the answer? People use the internet for a variety of uses. Some use it for online shopping; others may use it to read the news; while others may use it for fun and access social media or gambling websites. The point is, whatever anyone wants, they can usually get it in one form or another on the internet. But, is this reliance on technology making us less likely to try and think for ourselves when looking to solve a problem, rather than just hop online?

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Turning massive data into useful tools a process

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Ralph Coker
Source Date: 10/4/2016
Source Name: Caller Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Q: How do I make sense out of the massive information I receive? A: Human behavior researchers find people’s decisions get better as they receive more relevant information. However, with information overload, their brain reaches a breaking point. They ignore options, make bad choices or stop interacting with the information. Researchers call it information blindness. Humans are good at absorbing information if they can break it into a series of smaller pieces and put them into file folders. That’s called winnowing, and it turns information into knowledge. To overcome information blindness, force yourself to work with the data. Ask questions about it or sort it by topic or category. The key thing is to perform some kind of operation on it.

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Maximum Capacity: Fighting Data Overload

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 10/6/2016
Source Name: Black Enterprise
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

According to Apple CEO, Tim Cook, gaming is the most popular category in the App Store with over half a million games to choose from. A single video game can generate billions of dollars, and be consumed globally on computers, mobile devices, and consoles leading to more opportunities for content exposure.

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How Information Overload Is Ruining Your Work Life

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: Daniel Schwarz
Source Date: 9/6/2016
Source Name: SitePoint
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Information overload is when your brain exceeds its processing capacity and leaves you feeling tired (like when your computer runs out of RAM and your computer crashes). It can also weaken your concentration, leaving you more susceptible to making bad decisions, and as a result, more likely to overload yourself from other sources of information as a means of procrastinating on important tasks. Yep, that’s right, I’m talking about television, the internet, checking emails, watching videos, and anything else that feeds you with information.

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Meerdter: how to strike a balance between art & science in selection

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Art,Information Overload,Science,Tools
Source Author: Roland Meerdter
Source Date: 9/8/2016
Source Name: CityWire Selector
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The greatest threat to the future role of professional fund investors is not robots or regulators; it is information overload. There are tens of thousands of unique funds available for investment. Each of those funds has thousands of points of information to be collected and analysed – both quantitative and qualitative. That’s a lot of information and, to complicate matters further, much of it is constantly changing.

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They Drink It In The Congo, Almeida, review: ‘admirable and engaging, but an information overload’

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,plays,theater,Tools
Source Author: Mariana Swain
Source Date: 9/9/2016
Source Name: Hackney Gazette
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Michael Longhurst’s production of Adam Brace’s play is a strikingly staged commentary on liberal guilt and cultural colonialism Post-colonial turmoil, rival militias, and a fought-over mineral key to mobile phones and computers: just some of the complex problems in the Congo tackled by Adam Brace’s educational if sprawling three-hour play

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How The Content Tsunami Is Killing Productivity and Five Ways To Fix It

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,mental,Tools
Source Author: Theo Priestley
Source Date: 9/14/2016
Source Name: Huffington Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

We’re living in a world where we are always switched on. We’re constantly on our phones, computers, tablets, and TV screens, consuming never ending content. There are almost limitless ways for content to flow right to our fingertips from numerous sources such as the news, advertisements, articles, TV shows, and more. With all this information we consume, it can be difficult to sift out what’s important to us, and what is background noise. We can get distracted so easily by off-topic information and clickbait that you might find that when you’re researching information related to say, Internet of Things, you end up scrolling through a post full of cat gifs. We’ve all been there.

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YP Letters: Information overload of trying to stay in touch by mobile phone

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 9/14/2016
Source Name: Yorkshire Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

How much I identified with Jayne Dowle’s problems with mobile phones (The Yorkshire Post, September 12). She made me laugh out loud. I felt, as a 76-year-old grandmother, that I ought to get to grips with a smartphone to keep in touch with the family, including five teenage grandchildren who are spread far and wide, including America.

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Limit How Much Information You Have to Process to Avoid “Mental Fog”

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,mental
Source Author: Eric Ravenscraft
Source Date: 9/12/2016
Source Name: LifeHacker
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

There’s no denying that the information age has been beneficial, making it easy to learn about nearly any topic quickly. However, that information overload comes at a cognitive cost. If you force yourself to process to much information, you can slip into what’s known as a “mental fog.”

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Column: Commercial Real Estate Information Overload

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,mobile devices,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Allan Murphy
Source Date: 9/9/2016
Source Name: Greenwich Sentinel
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

There is little doubt that we live in the information age. I’m sure that, like me, everyone is bombarded by information hourly, daily, and weekly—our mobile devices deliver a constant stream, and for some of us old school folks there are also daily newspapers, weekly news summaries, and in my world of commercial real estate, an endless supply of market reports, macro-trend white papers, and other real estate related research and economic news.

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How to communicate in the information overload workplace

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,knowledge worker,office,work
Source Author: Rebecka Freels
Source Date: 9/11/2016
Source Name: Truck News
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Information overload is a huge problem in today’s workplace. It’s not uncommon for office workers to begin their day faced with dozens of new e-mail messages. Supervisors and managers have the additional burden of needing to review equipment spec sheets, read operational updates from staff and have industry magazines and association newsletters to go over.

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This is your brain on information overload

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Podcasts
Tags: Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: Daniel Levitin
Source Date: 5/6/2016
Source Name: KUOW.org
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

With more and more information at our fingertips, the human brain is constantly sorting and filing an overwhelming amount of data. In his book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload,” neuroscientist Daniel Levitin breaks down hard science on brain productivity. He addresses simple things to help improve brain efficiency, like making lists and checking them off, taking breaks and allocating time

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From Demagogues to Mental Fog – the Side Effects of the Information Age

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: business,Information Overload,politics,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Paul Ratner
Source Date: 9/11/2016
Source Name: Big Think
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Demagogues or rabble rousers have always had a leg up in the political arena. If you can whip up a frenzy of prejudice and ignorance and raise the specter of looming threats or conspiratorial “elites”, while not being particularly beholden to facts, you’ll get a big chunk of the population on your side. And in an age where our daily lives are overwhelmed by an incessant glut of information, demagogues have more power than ever. Amazing accessibility of most information has devalued facts, blurring lines between experts and demagogues. Getting away with untruths may be easier than ever.

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The Boston Festival of Indie Games Massive Info Overload, Part 3 and Finale

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools,video games
Source Author: James Cunningham
Source Date: 9/17/2016
Source Name: HardCoreGamer
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The Boston Festival of Indie Games was only a one day event, but it was packed with so much content that it’s taken three days to go through it all. Games ranged in scope from near-AAA to student project, all running side-by-side and getting equal attention from the convention visitors. This trilogy of features covers what I played in my six hours on the show floor, but that was only a slice of everything available. I wish I’d had time to hit Mendel but it was always busy when I walked by, and Barricade looked interesting but the show wrapped up before I got to it. Basically, don’t take this as the highlights of the show but rather a cross-section. So for Part 3, much like Part 1 and Part 2, here’s the final batch of games presented in no particular order barring the final entry, which is the one I cast my ballot for as show favorite.

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Almax puts AI to work on information overload in capital markets

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: analytics,business,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 9/22/2016
Source Name: Finextra
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Almax debuted in January 2016 as an Innovative Company to Watch by KPMG Luxembourg and quickly built demand and investor interest, thereby closing the seed round April 2016 to develop this first to market technology. “We are excited to present our product to the market and have worked hard to deliver this technology,” says Balazs Klemm, Chief Executive and Founder. “On behalf of the company I need to thank our loyal supporters and the Almax team for their commitment and patience. We look forward to growing the business and already engaged in Series A financing discussions.”

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Daniel Levitin warns you not to trust your gut online

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,growth,Information Overload,lies,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 9/22/2016
Source Name: CBC Radio
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Daniel Levitin worries about our tendency to believe the media. Or rather, our unchecked and uncritical consumption of it. Gone are the days of the newspaper of record and journalists acting as authenticity gatekeepers. In it’s place are tabloids that value immediacy over accuracy.

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Weekend Reads: Storytelling, Information Overload, and Chaos Syndrome

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: business,Information Overload,internet,Tools
Source Author: Lauren Foster
Source Date: 9/22/2016
Source Name: Enterprising Investor
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

This may come as something of a surprise, but television sets didn’t flicker into grainy existence nationwide in South Africa until 1976 and TV ads didn’t start until 1978. Programming was tightly controlled and limited to a few hours a night, alternating between Afrikaans and English.

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Feeling overwhelmed? Here’s how to conquer information overload

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,relaxation,Technology
Source Author:
Source Date: 9/19/2016
Source Name: Poynter
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Information overload, often resulting in infomania, is a very real thing. As journalists, it can seem impossible to keep on top of all the news, email, messages and other sources that keep us informed. That’s because, more often than not, it is impossible. It might seem counterintuitive to discuss the topic of information overload as part of a project where we’re asking you to watch videos, check out resources, participate in Q&As and complete daily challenges, but bear with us. One of the biggest keys to combating information overload is mastering the art of single-tasking, a concept that Manoush Zomorodi explains in today’s video.

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National Information Overload Day

Date: 10/21/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology
Source Author: Adele Bloem
Source Date: 10/19/2016
Source Name: Roodepoort
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The world is constantly buzzing around us, filling our ears with noise. From the ding of your phone announcing the arrival of a text message to the alert to advise you of the arrival of another piece of important information, we are surrounded by ringing phones, televisions chirping out advertisements and admonishments, and the endless droning of the radio. And more often than not, the massive amount of information received has a negative impact on our happiness and productivity.

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Newspapers’ floods team faced ‘information overload’ says editor

Date: 10/21/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Paul Linford
Source Date: 10/17/2016
Source Name: HoldTheFrontPage
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The editor of Carlisle’s daily paper has said his newsroom faced “information overload” from social media in the wake of the December 2015 floods which hit the city. David Helliwell, editor of the News & Star and group editorial director of the CN Group, described how his papers handled the deluge at the Society of Editors conference in Carlisle today. He said one of the key challenges for his team was sifting the accurate from the inaccurate information arising from the thousands of social media posts on the disaster.

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OLDER AND WISER: Helpful information widely available

Date: 10/21/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information,Information Overload,knowledge worker
Source Author: Margaret Coates
Source Date: 10/14/2016
Source Name: North Shore News
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Have you ever thought or said, “That service is the best kept secret on the North Shore?” Are you looking for a service for your parent or yourself but are confused about where to start? Access to information for seniors is crucial. Informed seniors are healthier, more involved in their communities and are knowledgeable about available services and benefits important in maintaining their independence. Knowing what your benefits are after you retire ensures you receive the most income from government sources. Knowing if you qualify for home support for personal care, home care nursing or rehab, palliative care, day programs for adults or respite for caregivers can ensure you receive the critical care you might require as your health needs change.

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Technology a boost in analysing athletes

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: athletes,Information Overload,sports
Source Author: Nicole Chia
Source Date: 10/8/2016
Source Name: StraitsTimes
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

When sports science consultant Tim Gabbett started his career about 20 years ago, he diligently tracked the performance of football and rugby players during matches using pen and paper, and later, through video playback. “I’d go back to my office, and for every 10 minutes of game time, it would take 30 minutes to analyse one player – that’s about 41/2 hours per player,” he recalled.

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‘We overload children with facts and pieces of information, we do not teach them how to reason, investigate’

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags:
Source Author:
Source Date: 10/10/2016
Source Name: Realnoevremya
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A big event took place in Kazan — the Congress of the Russian society of teachers of Russian language and Literature. It is important not only for teachers but for everyone who follows developments regarding the school programs in Literature. For example, I follow and wanted to go. But I couldn’t, as it turned out that the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov arrived at the event and media accreditation for the event became complicated. From our TV channel, only a news group was allowed, leaving me a role of a so-called ‘couch-based analyst’.

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Giving Consumers What They Want, Misinformation

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,marketplace,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Gary Truitt
Source Date: 10/9/2016
Source Name: Hoosier AG Today
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

When it comes to information about food, there is no shortage of information. A trip through a modern grocery store is an adventure in information overload. Even a trip to a farmers’ market will assault your senses with more information then you may really want or can process. The problem is there is no way to filter out the legitimate information from the hogwash. While some food products attempt to present factual information useful to consumers, others simply try and baffle us with BS.

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Helping children blossom

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: childbirth,Information Overload,pregnancy,Tools,women
Source Author: Ryen Veldhuis
Source Date: 10/13/2016
Source Name: Bay Today
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Raising a child can be a daunting task for new parents, especially considering the pressure of how formative those early years can be. For Heidi Madsen, helping to ensure the blossoming of children was her goal when she conceived her business, Blossom Early Learning, which opened this week. “As a baby grows and develops, they do so really quickly and it’s hard to keep up with all the different stages and weed through all the information out there,” Madsen said. “So I make it really easy, by breaking ages into different groups, to let you know what your child is capable of doing at that age.”

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The Evergreen editorial board says students have a responsibility to think critically about the media during this election

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: elections,Information Overload,politics,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 10/14/2016
Source Name: The Daily Evergreen
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

With the 2016 presidential election on the horizon, media literacy has never been more important. The American people are receiving reports at high speeds on every detail and scandal of the campaign, and today’s media consumers must be extremely critical of everything they read. Bruce Pinkleton, the interim dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, has researched media literacy, particularly the effects of advertisements on American youth.

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Dignity and Sadness in the Working Class

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Industry,Information Overload,Technology,Tools,work
Source Author: David Brooks
Source Date: 9/20/2016
Source Name: The New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A few weeks ago I met a guy in Kentucky who’d lived through every trend of deindustrializing America. He grew up about 65 years ago on a tobacco and cattle farm, but he always liked engines, so even while in high school he worked 40 hours a week in a garage. Then he went to work in a series of factories — making airplane parts, car seats, sheet metal and casings for those big air-conditioning fans you see on the top of buildings.

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Forget Twitter. I’d Rather Binge Theater.

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,theater,Twitter
Source Author: Charles Isherwood
Source Date: 9/21/2016
Source Name: The New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

It’s often said that we live in an era that prizes speed and brevity above all else. There’s long been fast food, but now there’s fast fashion, too. Why take the time to phone someone when an email will take less of your time? Why send an email when a text message would be quicker? For that matter, why take the time to type the words “I know, right?” or “Just kidding” when you can just type “IKR?” and “JK”?

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Phone Makers Could Cut Off Drivers. So Why Don’t They?

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: automobiles,cellphones,Driving,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Matt Richel
Source Date: 9/24/2016
Source Name: The New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The court filings paint a grisly picture: As Ashley Kubiak sped down a Texas highway in her Dodge Ram truck, she checked her iPhone for messages. Distracted, she crashed into a sport utility vehicle, killing its driver and a passenger and leaving a child paralyzed. With driving fatalities rising at levels not seen in 50 years, the growing incidence of distracted driving is getting part of the blame. Now a lawsuit related to that 2013 Texas crash is raising a question: Does Apple — or any cellphone maker or wireless company — have a responsibility to prevent devices from being used by drivers in illegal and dangerous ways?

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I Used to Be a Human Being

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,telephone,Tools
Source Author: Andrew Sullivan
Source Date: 9/18/2016
Source Name: NY Mag
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in the front of the room gamely held a basket in front of her, beaming beneficently, like a priest with a collection plate. I duly surrendered my little device, only to feel a sudden pang of panic on my way back to my seat. If it hadn’t been for everyone staring at me, I might have turned around immediately and asked for it back. But I didn’t. I knew why I’d come here.

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Small talk should be banned – here’s why

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: dinner,Information Overload,interactions,Social Networks,Technology
Source Author: KRISTEN BERMAN and DAN ARIELY
Source Date: 9/21/2016
Source Name: Wired
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

What is your relationship with God? What is something you fear in life? These may be great topics for conversations, but we rarely tackle such meaty topics at social gatherings. Instead, our discussions usually centre around summer travel plans, the latest home repair horror story and, of course, the weather.

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How to Send an Email in 1984

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: computing,Email,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 3/13/2016
Source Name: Motherboard
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

We love to complain about the amount of email we receive, and maybe the problem is that it’s just too easy to send an email now—a few taps on a smartphone is all it takes. But back in 1984, it required some serious dedication. This local TV relic from the UK shows just how much more complicated it was to send an email thirty-two years ago, using the Prestel system.

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Almax puts AI to work on information overload in capital markets

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 9/22/2016
Source Name: Finextra
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Almax Analytics, a software platform delivering actionable insights, announced today they have emerged from stealth (development) with a customer ready product for the Financial Markets. Almax debuted in January 2016 as an Innovative Company to Watch by KPMG Luxembourg and quickly built demand and investor interest, thereby closing the seed round April 2016 to develop this first to market technology.

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How Information Overload Is Ruining Your Work Life

Date: 10/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Daniel Schwarz
Source Date: 9/6/2016
Source Name: Site Point
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Information overload is when your brain exceeds its processing capacity and leaves you feeling tired (like when your computer runs out of RAM and your computer crashes). It can also weaken your concentration, leaving you more susceptible to making bad decisions, and as a result, more likely to overload yourself from other sources of information as a means of procrastinating on important tasks. Yep, that’s right, I’m talking about television, the internet, checking emails, watching videos, and anything else that feeds you with information.

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Empower consumers’ financial decisions through communications innovation – FCA

Date: 10/14/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Victoria McKeever
Source Date: 10/11/2016
Source Name: Professional Observer
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today issued a feedback statement to last year’s ‘Smarter Consumer Communications’ discussion paper, acknowledging the need to be more flexible in both what and how financial services businesses communicate to consumers.

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Live asynchronously.

Date: 9/17/2016
Category: Newspaper Article
Tags: Art,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Quincey Larson
Source Date: 9/7/2016
Source Name: Free Code Camp
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Last year I turned off all my notifications. I stopped booking meetings. I started living asynchronously. Now instead of being interrupted throughout the day — or rushing from one meeting to the next — I sit down and get work done. I work a lot. I communicate with hundreds of people a day. I collaborate extensively. But I do so on my own terms, at my own tempo. You can live more asynchronously, too. I’ll explain the benefits. I’ll show you how.

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Concern Over Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Becomes a Fear of Being Next

Date: 9/17/2016
Category: Newspaper Article
Tags: colin powell,Email,politics,Technology
Source Author: MICHAEL D. SHEAR and NICHOLAS FANDOS
Source Date: 9/15/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

WASHINGTON — A panicked network anchor went home and deleted his entire personal Gmail account. A Democratic senator began rethinking the virtues of a flip phone. And a former national security official gave silent thanks that he is now living on the West Coast.

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What Is P-Phubbing And Why Is It Ruining Your Relationship?

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: love,relationships,Technology,telephone
Source Author: Jan Hill
Source Date: 3/23/2016
Source Name: Your Tango
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Ladies and gentlemen, put the smartphone DOWN. Do we really need research to validate the complete anger and disrespect we all feel when someone we’re dating, a friend, or a new acquaintance reaches into their pocket, pulls out their cell phone and responds to someone else’s text, while we’re mid-sentence in conversation with them?

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Yuval Noah Harari on big data, Google and the end of free will

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: computing,data,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Source Date: 8/26/2016
Source Name: Financial Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

For thousands of years humans believed that authority came from the gods. Then, during the modern era, humanism gradually shifted authority from deities to people. Jean-Jacques Rousseau summed up this revolution in Emile, his 1762 treatise on education. When looking for the rules of conduct in life, Rousseau found them “in the depths of my heart, traced by nature in characters which nothing can efface. I need only consult myself with regard to what I wish to do; what I feel to be good is good, what I feel to be bad is bad.” Humanist thinkers such as Rousseau convinced us that our own feelings and desires were the ultimate source of meaning, and that our free will was, therefore, the highest authority of all.

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One in Four Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: book,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Erin Blakemore
Source Date: 9/2/2016
Source Name: Smithsonian
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

When’s the last time you read a book? If you’re like 27 percent of Americans, that question might be a headscratcher. That’s because just over one in four Americans surveyed in a new poll said that they didn’t read a single book within the last 12 months. The survey of American readers contains a few dismaying statistics—and a few surprises about the popularity of books and reading in an increasingly digital world.

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Yes, the News Can Survive the Newspaper

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,news,Technology
Source Author: Jim Rutenberg
Source Date: 9/4/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

One day many decades hence, when your grandchildren ask you, “Grandma, what was a newspaper?” you can direct them back to Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Because it may well go down as the day the American newspaper as we’ve known it moved out of intensive care and into the palliative wing on its way to the Great Beyond.

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The Ideal Office Floor Plan, According to Science

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,office
Source Author: Rebecca Greenfield
Source Date: 8/1/2106
Source Name: Bloomberg
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The open office plan that everybody loves to hate is here to stay. The ideal seating plan still involves sitting almost on top of your co-workers, according to new research from Harvard Business School in collaboration with Cornerstone OnDemand. What changes, however, is who exactly sits next to whom.

For two years, researchers followed the seating arrangements and output of 2,000 workers at an unidentified technology company, measuring the proximity and productivity of the participants by looking at how quickly they completed tasks. The denser an area is with productive people, the better it was for a nearby worker’s productivity, effectiveness, and quality of work, the research found.

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No, the Internet Has Not Killed the Printed Book. Most People Still Prefer Them.

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: book,Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: Daniel Victor
Source Date: 9/2/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Even with Facebook, Netflix and other digital distractions increasingly vying for time, Americans’ appetite for reading books — the ones you actually hold in your hands — has not slowed in recent years, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. Sixty-five percent of adults in the United States said they had read a printed book in the past year, the same percentage that said so in 2012. When you add in ebooks and audiobooks, the number that said they had read a book in printed or electronic format in the past 12 months rose to 73 percent, compared with 74 percent in 2012.

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Dilbert

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Magazine Article
Tags: comic strips,Dilbert,Information Overload
Source Author: Scott Adams
Source Date: 9/2/2016
Source Name: Dilbert
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Dilbert Comic on Business Communication Channels

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People Tend to Accidentally Waste Their Precious Time Off From Work

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,vacation,work
Source Author: Melissa Dahl
Source Date: 9/2/2016
Source Name: Science of Us
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Throughout the book Flow, a modern classic in the popular psychology canon, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi outlines his theory on how to Live Your Best Life, based on his life’s work of research on — and the title may have tipped you off here — flow, that immersive state during which you lose all track of time. What I was not expecting, upon recently reading this for the first time, was the considerable portion of the book he spends arguing that Americans “waste” their leisure time, a claim that seems worth examining on the cusp of a long weekend.

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New startup analyses your social accounts for future employers

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Google,Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Ariel Bogle
Source Date: 9/1/2016
Source Name: Mashable
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

For good or ill, social media is now fair game for recruiters and HR departments when checking out job candidates. Still, it can be messy to Google-stalk potential hires and track down their various profiles. A Sydney-based startup, The Social Index, has built a tool that aims to streamline that process. From early 2015, the company has been building the platform and working with a few trusted businesses to really “push on it,” founder Fiona McLean told Mashable.

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When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: Daniel Victor
Source Date: 9/1/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I think we all know the answer to this one…

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It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Nicholas Kardaras
Source Date: 8/27/2016
Source Name: New York Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades — and his technology teacher had raved about their educational benefits — so Susan wanted to do what was best for her sandy-haired boy who loved reading and playing baseball.

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What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,internet
Source Author: Michael Harris
Source Date: 8/21/2016
Source Name: Quartz
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the observations of Melvin Kranzberg, argues that “technology is neither good nor evil. The most we can say about it is this: It has come.”

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How Elon Musk Learns Faster And Better Than Everyone Else

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,elon musk,Information Overload,Technology,work
Source Author: Michael Simmons
Source Date: 8/11/2016
Source Name: The Mission
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)? To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set reality-distorting visions for the future, and his incredible resilience.

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Today’s Exhausted Superkids

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Frank Bruni
Source Date: 7/29/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

There are several passages in the new book “Overloaded and Underprepared” that fill me with sadness for American high school students, the most driven of whom are forever in search of a competitive edge. Some use stimulants like Adderall. Some cheat. But the part of the book that somehow got to me most was about sleep. It’s a prerequisite for healthy growth. It’s a linchpin of sanity. Before adulthood, a baseline amount is fundamental and nonnegotiable, or should be.

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The Race to Save the Films We Love

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,movies,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Manhola Dargis
Source Date: 8/25/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

If you have ever seen the 1931 film of “The Front Page,” based on the jauntily cynical play, you might have been startled by the moment when a wisecracking newspaperman silences his machine-gun-fast patter to raise his middle finger at the mayor and sheriff. Is this what the New York Times reviewer Mordaunt Hall was thinking of when he wrote that the film’s humor is “frequently harsh”? Probably not. That’s because in the version of “The Front Page” that New York papers likely reviewed back in 1931, that hack keeps his middle finger in check and instead mock-salutes the mayor and the sheriff. As it turns out, the film seen in the United States for decades isn’t the same version that American audiences guffawed through back in the day. The one that Michael Pogorzelski and Heather Linville took out of old film cans in 2014 was surprisingly different from the familiar one.

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Gawker’s Gone. Long Live Gawker.

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology
Source Author: Farhad Manjoo
Source Date: 8/24/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Nine years ago, Peter Thiel, a wealthy and secretive Silicon Valley investor, read something about himself online that he didn’t appreciate. He apparently vowed revenge, eventually carrying out a plan to fund lawsuits against Gawker Media, the publisher that upset him, culminating this week with the shuttering of the flagship Gawker.com.

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Sleep ‘resets’ brain connections crucial for memory and learning, study reveals

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload
Source Author: Ian Sample
Source Date: 8/23/2016
Source Name: The Guardian
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

For Jules Verne it was the friend who keeps us waiting. For Edgar Allan Poe so many little slices of death. But though the reason we spend a third of our lives asleep has so far resisted scientific explanation, research into the impact of sleepless nights on brain function has shed fresh light on the mystery – and also offered intriguing clues to potential treatments for depression.

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15 Ways to Be a Better Person

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Anya Strzemien
Source Date: 8/17/2016
Source Name: new york times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

We rolled up our sleeves and combed through recent Styles stories, sorting through the many tips and tricks scattered throughout. On subjects like what you wear (and what you wear under that), what you consume and how you love, here are some ideas for improving your existence.

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Love and Hate On Hold With Verizon

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,telephone,Tools
Source Author: Delia Ephron
Source Date: 8/19/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I know it’s not a good idea to hate anyone. I know from an article I read that negative emotions are bad for my health. I would hate to have a heart attack because my internet isn’t working. But I do hate Verizon. I spent four hours on the phone with the company on a recent Saturday morning. I know for sure I was disconnected three times. Once I didn’t realize it and just hung around for 20 minutes expecting someone to come back on the line. One person promised me he wouldn’t disappear and even said, “Have I yet?” I said no, and then he disappeared.

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Handwriting Just Doesn’t Matter

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: handwriting,Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: Anne Trubek
Source Date: 8/20/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I thought politicians had enough to fight over. Apparently not: Legislatures around the country are now debating the future of cursive penmanship. When the Common Core standards were released in 2010, handwriting took a back seat to typing. Schools were told to ensure that all students could “demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills” by fourth grade, but they were required to teach students “basic features of print” only in kindergarten and first grade. Cursive was left out entirely.

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These new-fangled ‘books’ are enslaving our brains

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology
Source Author: Oliver Pritchett
Source Date: 8/20/2016
Source Name: The Telegraph
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I have been interested in the recent correspondence about the menace of people reading books while walking along the street, becoming so engrossed that they bump into each other – or into us innocent passers-by. In my experience, it is the fiction addicts who are the worst. The other day, I was walking to work, checking my text messages in the usual way, when some idiot, deep in Barchester Towers, barged into me, nearly knocking my phone from my hand. (Occasionally, the collision of a couple of booknerds can be quite funny – like the pile-up I witnessed when Bridget Jones crashed head-on with Oliver Twist.)

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The Fierce, Forgotten Library Wars of the Ancient World

Date: 9/16/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: book,history,Information Overload,texting
Source Author: Lauren Young
Source Date: 8/26/2016
Source Name: Atlas Obscura
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In the Hellenistic Era—that’s 323 BC to 31 BC, for all you numbers fans—the Library of Alexandria, Egypt was a research hub of high prestige. But while certainly the largest of its time and the most famous, the Library of Alexandria wasn’t the only institution of its kind. Libraries throughout the ancient world competed to be the best Greek library, in rivalries that proved as dangerous and unscrupulous as actual wars.

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A Distracted-Driving Ban in New Jersey? Some Say It Threatens a Way of Life

Date: 8/31/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: automobiles,cellphones,Driving,Information Overload,Technology,texting,Tools
Source Author: Vivian Yee
Source Date: 8/17/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Texting, we have all come to admit, is the enemy of road safety everywhere. Applying makeup behind the wheel: more or less universally frowned upon. Few would condone driving while reading a book, rooting around in the back seat or eating anything that involves utensils. In New Jersey, where suburban sprawl has elevated cars from mere possessions to four-wheeled appendages, and driving from an activity to a near-perpetual state of being, things are slightly more complicated.

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It’s Time to Stop Writing ‘I Hope You’re Well’ in Emails

Date: 8/31/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email,Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Dayna Evans
Source Date: 8/17/2016
Source Name: The Cut
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

There comes a time in every person’s life when she must stare directly into the abyss and, without thinking, write the words “I hope you’re well.” This can happen to anyone, and it can happen multiple times a day. No person is safe from spouting out this meaningless salutation, and emails have begun to feel incomplete without it. If an alien society discovered our dead Earth centuries from now, the first thing they’ll find is a bunch of fossils scrawled with “I hope you’re well,” and only then will they gain access to time capsules filled with CDs of Aquemini and printouts of Justin Bieber’s Instagram.

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Where Is Our Dependency on Hook-Up Apps Taking Us?

Date: 8/31/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: app,dating,Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Rich Juzwiak
Source Date: 8/15/2016
Source Name: Gawker
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I spent one Saturday morning late last year on my couch toggling back from Grindr to Scruff to Grindr to Scruff. I don’t remember what I was looking for; all I remember is that I was looking. At some point, I realized three hours had passed, and I still hadn’t moved from my couch or started my day. Even if I had, it undoubtedly would have been interrupted by a hook-up app, and/or a hook-up, though the latter was far less likely.

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The Tyranny of Other People’s Vacation Photos

Date: 8/31/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Facebook,Information Overload,Instagram,photography,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Henry Alford
Source Date: 8/12/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Chief among my favorite Facebook memories is the time that a high-powered journalist of my acquaintance breezily informed us all that he was at the Grill Room of the Four Seasons with Ted Danson, tucking into some sea urchin. To which one friend responded, “That’s funny, because I’m at the Midtown tunnel with Rhea Perlman, eating shawarma.”

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How to Live Wisely

Date: 8/31/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,time management,Tools,work-life balance
Source Author: Richard J. Light
Source Date: 7/31/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Imagine you are Dean for a Day. What is one actionable change you would implement to enhance the college experience on campus? I have asked students this question for years. The answers can be eye-opening. A few years ago, the responses began to move away from “tweak the history course” or “change the ways labs are structured.” A different commentary, about learning to live wisely, has emerged.

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London Bookstores Go Rogue as No Wi-Fi Zones

Date: 8/31/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: book,Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: Grace Banks
Source Date: 8/9/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

What do literary tourists look for when they visit the British Isles? Often it’s the quaint, old-fashioned bookshops that provide the perfect excuse to browse uninterrupted and to disconnect from the world. Until recently, the trend for barista-made coffee and high-speed Wi-Fi was considered by some in the city’s bookish crowd to be ruining London’s centuries-old tradition of disconnected browsing.

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Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule

Date: 8/31/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: book,business,Information Overload,libraries
Source Author: Michael Simmons
Source Date: 8/5/2016
Source Name: Observer
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In the article “Malcolm Gladwell Got Us Wrong,” the researchers behind the 10,000-Hour Rule set the record straight: Different fields require different amounts of deliberate practice in order for someone to become world-class. If 10,000 hours isn’t an absolute rule that applies across fields, what does it really take to become world class in the world of work?

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Your E-mail Font Is Ruining Your Life

Date: 8/31/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Rebecca Greenfield
Source Date: 7/27/2016
Source Name: Bloomberg
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Well, maybe not your life. But certainly your reputation with people of good taste. Helvetica, the hip font of choice for brands and typeface nerds, is the default font setting for Apple Mail. Gmail defaults to Arial, a font one designer called Helvetica’s “ugly bastard son.” If the browser doesn’t support Arial, Gmail will use Helvetica instead.

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A bar owner in the UK has built a Faraday cage to stop customers using their phones

Date: 8/31/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: cellphones,Information Overload,restaurants,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Fiona MacDonald
Source Date: 8/4/2016
Source Name: Science Alert
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The owner of a cocktail bar in the UK has turned to physics in an attempt to force his customers to actually talk to other instead of just staring at social media all night. Steve Tyler, who owns the Gin Tub in East Sussex, has built his very own Faraday cage around the establishment to block mobile phone signals from entering the building.

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Shocker! Facebook Changes Its Algorithm to Avoid ‘Clickbait’

Date: 8/31/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Facebook,Information Overload,Social Networks,Tools
Source Author: Mike Issac and Sydney Ember
Source Date: 8/4/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Facebook says it plans to marginalize what it considers to be “clickbait” news stories from publishers in its news feed, in another step to keep its 1.71 billion members regularly coming back to its social network. In a change to its news feed algorithm on Thursday, Facebook said certain types of headlines would be classified as clickbait, those that “withhold or distort information.” Those stories will then appear less frequently in users’ feeds, the company said.

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What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages

Date: 8/31/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: children,Information,Information Overload,Science,Tools
Source Author: Allison Gopnik
Source Date: 8/30/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Parents and policy makers have become obsessed with getting young children to learn more, faster. But the picture of early learning that drives them is exactly the opposite of the one that emerges from developmental science. In the last 30 years, the United States has completed its transformation to an information economy. Knowledge is as important in the 21st century as capital was in the 19th, or land in the 18th. In the same 30 years, scientists have discovered that even very young children learn more than we once thought possible. Put those together and our preoccupation with making children learn is no surprise.

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Information Overload vs. Decision Overload

Date: 8/26/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload
Source Author: Michael Einstein
Source Date: 8/24/2016
Source Name: http://www.emailoverloadsolutions.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Information Overload is a common topic of discussions in the press and literature. It is also the subject of research, tools, and techniques. But there is also an important but related problem: Decision Overload.

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To Boost Memory: Study, Wait, Then Exercise

Date: 8/11/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: brain,Exercise,Information Overload,memory,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Gretchen Reynolds
Source Date: 7/28/2016
Source Name: The New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Learning requires more than the acquisition of unfamiliar knowledge; that new information or know-how, if it’s to be more than ephemeral, must be consolidated and securely stored in long-term memory.

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Instead of asking, “are robots becoming more human?” we need to ask “are humans becoming more robotic?”

Date: 8/11/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,robots,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Olivia Goldhill
Source Date: 7/23/2016
Source Name: Quartz
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

For more than 65 years, computer scientists have studied whether robots’ behavior could become indistinguishable from human intelligence. But while we’ve focused on machines, have we ignored changes to our own capabilities? In a book due to be published next year, Being Human in the 21st Century, a law professor and a philosopher argue that we’ve overlooked the equally important, inverse question: Are humans becoming more like robots?

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Ray Kurzweil: The world isn’t getting worse — our information is getting better

Date: 8/11/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Authors,book,Information Overload,Technology
Source Author: Todd Bishop
Source Date: 7/22/2016
Source Name: Geek Wire
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Ray Kurzweil, the author, inventor, computer scientist, futurist and Google employee, was the featured keynote speaker Thursday afternoon at Postback, the annual conference presented by Seattle mobile marketing company Tune. His topic was the future of mobile technology. In Kurzweil’s world, however, that doesn’t just mean the future of smartphones — it means the future of humanity.

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How To Seize Control Of Your Tech

Date: 8/3/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Brad Berens
Source Date: 7/28/2016
Source Name: Gear Brain
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

New gadgets help us to measure and manage what we do, empowering us to achieve new goals and push our limits. But there are sneaky downsides: these same gadgets burden us with new responsibilities, distractions and decisions to make.

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Why you need good distractions in your life

Date: 8/3/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: distractions,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Bill Howett
Source Date: 7/26/2016
Source Name: The Globe and Mail
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Most employees are bombarded daily by information overload. Some feel like they simply cannot keep up with the amount of information coming at them. Technology has become a burden – a bad distraction – for many employees because it generates more information than can realistically be processed in the time allotted. One study found the average knowledge worker spends about 20 hours a week processing emails. This article introduces the micro skill of good distractions. Distraction refers to what a person consciously does in order to get a break from the demands of home and work. A good distraction creates a mental break that lets you charge your batteries.

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Wisdom in the information age

Date: 8/3/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: David Wilson Rogers
Source Date: 7/23/2016
Source Name: Current-Argus
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

We are living in the greatest information age in all of human history. Unlike any other time in the history of humanity, a greater number of people have access to the greatest amount of information. One person with a cellphone and internet can access more information than can possibly be processed in a single human lifetime.

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An overabundance of information

Date: 7/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: John Arendt
Source Date: 7/13/2016
Source Name: Summerland Review
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Some of the most significant, most influential writings of all time have been surprisingly short. The Magna Carta, signed in 1215, is less than 3,000 words or the equivalent of 12 typewritten pages in length. Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses, posted in 1517, is less than 2,700 words long, translated into English. That works out to 10 pages, typed and double-spaced.

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The Scoop Foundation – an open model for New Zealand media

Date: 7/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: Joseph Caderwall
Source Date: 7/22/2016
Source Name: Scoop
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition. The emergence of Web 2.0 and ‘peer-to-peer’ computing represents a new information revolution arguably as important as the invention of the printing press. Traditional information institutions, channels, roles and assumptions are being simultaneously disrupted and re-imagined, which presents very real dangers as well as exciting opportunities to create a more open and transparent society.

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Information overload: Biased media outlets filtering information for us

Date: 7/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags:
Source Author:
Source Date: 7/19/2016
Source Name: Augusta Free Press
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

“Information overload” is a term used by American futurist and author Alvin Toffler for the world we live in today. The author, who passed away recently, used the term to describe the state in which we get under the pressure of all the information dumped on us on a daily basis. Today, to find the information we need, we have to dig through layers of ads, click bait, and spam. Luckily, some media outlets are specialized enough to focus on the exact things their users need, offering them what they want to find without all the fuss and filling surrounding it.

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Get ready for information overload: What you need to know before markets open

Date: 7/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 7/21/2016
Source Name: Financial Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

North American markets look headed for a flat open today, ahead of a flood of earnings reports and economic data, including the European Central Bank’s first meeting since the Brexit vote. The European Central Bank kept its interest rates and forward guidance unchanged as expected on Thursday but will likely use a news conference now underway to address a growing list of obstacles that again threaten to derail its efforts to lift growth and inflation.

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Future Shock Syndrome And Cyber Attacks — Don’t Let Data Snowblind

Date: 7/22/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Christopher P. Skroupa
Source Date: 7/18/2016
Source Name: Forbes
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Carole Switzer is the cofounder and president of the Open Compliance & Ethics Group (OCEG), a global nonprofit think tank and online community of more than 50,000 individuals in more than 70 countries. OCEG provides standards, guidelines and online resources to help organizations achieve Principled Performance. She is a recognized leader in the concept of integrated governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) and is a principal author of the open source OCEG Red Book GRC Capability Model.

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Love and Information, New Venture Theatre, Brighton, Saturday, July 16

Date: 7/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,theater,Tools
Source Author: Louise Schweitzer
Source Date: 7/19/2016
Source Name: The Argus
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The title of this production derives from one play in Caryl Churchill’s original 50: two characters in bed together decide that love and sex are nothing more than mechanisms for passing on variant genetic information. This unappealing notion was reinforced by a series of dramatic episodes based around a modern obsession with electronic gadgetry – but the occasional bleakness of this theme was in sharp contrast to the creativity of the author and the slick exhilaration of the brilliant staging.

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Are Healthcare CISOs Suffering from Cybersecurity Solution Fatigue? An Expert Probes Some of the Issues

Date: 7/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Health,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Heather Landi
Source Date: 7/15/2016
Source Name: Healthcare Informatics
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A recent Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology report provided some intriguing thoughts about the pressure facing chief information security officers (CISOs) to keep their organizations secure and how they are combating information and vendor solution overload.

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Death on smartphones: in a world of live streamed tragedy, what do we gain?

Date: 7/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 7/20/2016
Source Name: The Conversation
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A series of horrendous global events in the past few weeks have highlighted the use of Facebook Live to stream footage via smart phones, as they unfold. For the 1.5 billion Facebook subscribers, and other users on live streaming services Periscope and Meerkat, these video streams are the first drafts of history.

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Why the Food Industry Can’t Stomach Transparency on Food Labels

Date: 7/22/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Food,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Gonna Reed
Source Date: 7/21/2016
Source Name: Union of Concerned Scientists
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Back in May, UCS celebrated a huge victory for science-based policy and public health with the FDA’s unveiling of its revisions to the Nutrition Facts label. Among other changes, the rule will require companies to include a separate line for ‘Added Sugars’ and a percent daily value for it on food labels. As my colleague, Pallavi Phartiyal explains, it was not an easy road to victory, thanks to pushback from the powerful food industry since the rule was first proposed, and actually, since the earliest days of the Nutrition Facts label.

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Information Overload is Here

Date: 7/18/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: business,Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: Brent Pohlman
Source Date: 7/9/2016
Source Name: Business2Community
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Is it possible to disconnect from all the information I receive on a daily basis? Should I be disconnected? How did we get to this point that being connected is a necessary requirement? Am I more productive than I used to be? Do I have the right focus? I believe my current state is information overload. Every day, I wake up and read more and more. More messages, more articles, more texts. I am inundated with information about almost every aspect of my work, life, family and beliefs.

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Five mobile marketing information overload pitfalls to avoid

Date: 7/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 7/15/2016
Source Name: BizCommunity
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

As their attention spans grow shorter and their options expand, Afrillennials (African Millennials) are becoming much pickier about what they allow on their mobiles in their bid to curb information overload. The fatiguing effects of having to look at too many brand messages daily, leads the youth to take all measures to streamline their mobile interferences in order to make more time for experiences. Let’s take a look at the five critical mobile marketing pitfalls to avoid in terms of information overload.

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The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots

Date: 7/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Ellen Huet
Source Date: 4/18/2016
Source Name: Bloomberg Technology
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Amy Ingram, the artificial intelligence personal assistant from startup X.ai, sounds remarkably like a real person. The company designed her to take on the mundane tasks of scheduling meetings and e-mailing about appointments. If a bot had access to your calendar and was cc-ed on correspondence, why couldn’t it do the work for you? After she made her debut in 2014, users praised her “humanlike tone” and “eloquent manners.” “Actually better than a human for this task,” a beta tester tweeted. But what most people don’t realize about this artificial intelligence is that it isn’t totally artificial: Behind almost every e-mail is an actual human—someone like 24-year-old Willie Calvin.

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Using the Web or an App Instead of Seeing a Doctor? Caution Is Advised

Date: 7/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,medicine,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Austin Frakt
Source Date: 7/11/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Before they see a doctor, most patients turn to websites and smartphone apps. Caution is advised. Research shows they aren’t very good. A few years ago, doctors from the Mayo Clinic tested the wisdom of online health advice. Their conclusion: It’s risky. According to their study, going online for health advice is more likely to result in getting no advice or incomplete advice than the right advice. The doctors assessed the quality of advice on the top sites returned from Google, Yahoo and Bing for searches on common health complaints — like “chest pain” or “headache.”

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The Agony of the Digital Tease

Date: 7/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jessica Bennett
Source Date: 7/8/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

There was the breadcrumb dropped on Valentine’s Day, by the ex-girlfriend of my friend. The two women hadn’t spoken in months, after a prolonged breakup, and the ex was now seeing somebody new. Yet there she was, on the day of Hallmark-themed romance, “liking” my friend’s Instagram photo … from three weeks ago. Which meant she had to have been scrolling through her feed.

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Marie Kondo and the Ruthless War on Stuff

Date: 7/18/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,stuff,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Source Date: 7/5/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Joy points upward, according to Marie Kondo, whose name is now a verb and whose nickname is being trademarked and whose life has become a philosophy. In April at the Japan Society in New York, she mounted a stage in an ivory dress and silver heels, made namaste hands at the audience and took her place beneath the display of a Power­Point presentation. Now that she has sold nearly six million copies of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and has been on the New York Times best-seller list for 86 weeks and counting, she was taking the next logical step: a formal training program for her KonMari method, certifying her acolytes to bring the joy and weightlessness and upward-pointing trajectory of a clutter-free life to others. The humble hashtag that attended this event was #organizetheworld.

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An Online Generation Redefines Mourning

Date: 7/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Hannah Seligson
Source Date: 4/21/2014
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

In 2010, when Rebecca Soffer’s father died of a heart attack on a cruise to the Bahamas, the condolence notes came pouring in, many in the form of text messages. “I got so many from very good friends,” Ms. Soffer, 37, said from the couch of her Upper West Side apartment not long ago. “They said they were ‘sorry’ or ‘how r u?’ ”

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Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone

Date: 7/18/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,politics
Source Author: Michael D. Shear
Source Date: 7/2/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

WASHINGTON — “Are you up?” The emails arrive late, often after 1 a.m., tapped out on a secure BlackBerry from an email address known only to a few. The weary recipients know that once again, the boss has not yet gone to bed. The late-night interruptions from President Obama might be sharply worded questions about memos he has read. Sometimes they are taunts because the recipient’s sports team just lost.

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Users for Sale: Has Digital Illiteracy Turned Us Into Social Commodities?

Date: 7/18/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Matt Silverman
Source Date: 6/30/2016
Source Name: Mashable
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The web-based email, chat and message boards that came online in the ’90s were poised to revolutionize interpersonal communication. Then companies tried to monetize the Internet. “The dot com boom failed because people didn’t want to buy shit online. They were just talking to each other,” said Douglas Rushkoff in a recent keynote speech at the WebVisions conference in Portland. “Content was never king. Contact was always king.” Today, the dorm room experiments of the digital generation have become billion dollar corporations. We’ve finally figured out how to monetize social interaction, and Rushkoff, an award-winning author and media theorist who writes and speaks regularly on these topics, has reservations.

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Colouring Books To Help You Improve Performance

Date: 7/13/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Meetings
Source Author: Dr. Monica Seeley
Source Date: 6/3/2016
Source Name: Mesmo blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Drawing and colouring can on the one hand help us relax and on the other rev up our creative juices. Useful in a meeting/lecture where either you want to tune out as it’s boring or the reverse because you have an idea to contribute and need to crystallise it before speaking.

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Emails From Key Contacts – Alert Me

Date: 7/13/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email,interruptions
Source Author: Dr. Monica Seeley
Source Date: 5/4/2016
Source Name: Mesmo blog
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Being alerted when each and every new email arrives is now accepted as one of the major drains on our productivity along wit the general email overload it causes. Working efficiently means turning off all those new email alerts

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8 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

Date: 7/8/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: America,gadgets,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Shelly Palmer
Source Date: 7/3/2016
Source Name: ShellyPalmer.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Back, by popular demand, a reprise of my 7 Hottest Tech Trends of 1776 plus one. Enjoy! A little more than 240 years ago, our forefathers used the best technology available to inspire colonial proto-Americans to revolt against King George. At that time, the “best” technology available was the printing press and the “best” social network required the use of “word of mouth” in Public Houses. Grog was the lubricant that facilitated this communication and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Alvin Toffler, Author of ‘Future Shock,’ Dies at 87

Date: 7/8/2016
Category: News Release
Tags: death,Information Overload,Tools
Source Author: Keith Schneider
Source Date: 6/29/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Alvin Toffler, the celebrated author of “Future Shock,” the first in a trilogy of best-selling books that presciently forecast how people and institutions of the late 20th century would contend with the immense strains and soaring opportunities of accelerating change, died on Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87.

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On the Day I Die

Date: 7/8/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: death,Information Overload,work-life balance
Source Author: John Pavlovitz
Source Date: 2/29/2016
Source Name: Johnpavlovitz.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

On the die I day a lot will happen. A lot will change. The world will be busy. On the day I die, all the important appointments I made will be left unattended. The many plans I had yet to complete will remain forever undone. The calendar that ruled so many of my days will now be irrelevant to me. All the material things I so chased and guarded and treasured will be left in the hands of others to care for or to discard.

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Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions

Date: 7/8/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jane E. Brody
Source Date: 5/30/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Joanne Reitano is a professor of history at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. She writes wonderful books about the history of the city and state, and has recently been spending many hours — sometimes all day — at her computer to revise her first book, “The Restless City.” But while sitting in front of the screen, she told me, “I developed burning in my eyes that made it very difficult to work.”

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5 Ways New Entrepreneurs Can Ease Information Overload

Date: 7/8/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jeff Stephens
Source Date: 7/5/2016
Source Name: Entrepreneur
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Have you ever heard the phrase, “drinking from a fire hose?” Well, that’s what it’s like when you are a brand new entrepreneur. Not only are you inundated with information and how-to’s, but you are also overwhelmed with everything you want to get done. On top of that, you have to keep up with all of the latest tools and hot social media platforms. If you are not careful you will end up burnt out or simply drowning in the daily deluge of information.

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Fighting info overload

Date: 7/8/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Steve Mullen Kokomo
Source Date: 7/8/2016
Source Name: Kokomo Tribune
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

You, dear reader, are my favorite person in the world. I mean, look at how well you read that last sentence. Awesome! Few people on the planet can read as well as you do. Maybe someone can go faster, but they’re not as … wordly. You know what they say, reading’s all in the eyes. Well, I assume other people have said that. Statistically, it’s had to have happened at some point, right? There are roughly 1.025 million words in the English language. What are the odds that someone else would repeat the same five? Sure there may be a quintillion or so combinations of 5-word phrases, but when you consider grammar, structure and context, we can cut that down a bit. I’m guessing 4 to 40 people have said it this year alone.

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Australia’s Business Challenges: How to get discovered in an age of information overload

Date: 7/8/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Josh Nicholas
Source Date: 7/7/2016
Source Name: Business Insider Australia
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The internet has upended the economics of business. Infinite “shelf space” for goods, new kinds of distribution for digital content, accurate mapping and ubiquitous computing, have drastically lowered the barriers to entry. Even small players now can offer a selection way beyond the dreams of any pre-internet business. As a result, barring some exceptions, the world is becoming less winner take all. There’s room now for a 10th, 20th and even 50th best product – we can cater for everyone and every taste.

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Information overload Wry humour counters creeping chaos of contemporary life

Date: 7/8/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Steven Leyden Cochrane
Source Date: 7/7/2016
Source Name: Winnipeg Free Press
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Between refreshing my Instagram feed and keeping tabs on the latest political implosions, terror campaigns, culture-war shenanigans and environmental crises, I stop and think, “What a time to be alive.” Maybe not in so many words, but anyway. Stuff’s complicated. Information overload and the open clash of worldviews are permanent fixtures on the landscape at this point. Persistent, mild panic seems like a perfectly reasonable response. In Winnipeg artist Ryan Smoluk’s commercial gallery debut at Actual, Culture Shock is present less as a single, traumatic encounter than a creeping, chronic condition of everyday life.

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Inside Infomagical, Note to Self’s crowdsourcing project to find out how people deal with information overload

Date: 7/8/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Madalina Ciobanu
Source Date: 7/4/2016
Source Name: Journalism.co.uk
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available online, in all its forms, demanding your attention on all your devices? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Luckily, there are some useful tricks to help you shake that feeling of missing out on important news or topics of discussion.

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Sen. Warren Blasts SEC Disclosure Initiative as Harmful to Investors

Date: 7/8/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,politics,Technology
Source Author: Melanie Waddell
Source Date: 7/7/2016
Source Name: Think Advisor
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., blasted the Securities and Exchange Commission’s disclosure effectiveness initiative, saying it was “ill-conceived” and could limit public companies’ disclosure requirements “in ways that would harm investors.”

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Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule

Date: 7/1/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Benjamin Franklin,Information Overload,learning,productivity
Source Author: Ian Chew
Source Date:
Source Name: Inc.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

At the age of 10, Benjamin Franklin left formal schooling to become an apprentice to his father. As a teenager, he showed no particular talent or aptitude aside from his love of books. When he died a little over half a century later, he was America’s most respected statesman, its most famous inventor, a prolific author, and a successful entrepreneur. What happened between these two points to cause such a meteoric rise? Underlying the answer to this question is a success strategy for life that we can all use, and increasingly must use.

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Nyansa Eliminates IT Information Overload to Save Enterprises Millions of Dollars and Months Chasing User and Network Issues

Date: 7/1/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 6/27/2016
Source Name: PR Newswire
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Nyansa, Inc. (“ni-ans-sah”), a fast-growing innovator of a new generation of network analytics software technology, today announced the immediate availability of unique new IT analytics capabilities that can save businesses months of valuable time and millions of dollars in IT costs associated with resolving individual client and system-wide network issues that degrade user productivity on enterprise computer networks.

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Human brain wired to avoid information overload

Date: 7/1/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Science,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 6/24/2016
Source Name: Okanagan Life
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The conscious part of the human brain is actually more in tune with body parts that are not moving, UBC research shows. In a recent study conducted at UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers found that many of the signals and sensations travelling between moving body parts and the brain are ignored by the conscious mind. (more…)

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A whirlwind week for Ellenson as Pistons No. 1 pick deals with information overload

Date: 7/1/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: basketball,Information Overload,NBA,sports
Source Author: Keith Langlois
Source Date: 6/28/2016
Source Name: NBA.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

ORLANDO – A week to the minute after Henry Ellenson was drafted by the Pistons, he will have just completed his fifth practice. Last week already seems like last year. A whirlwind? “To say the least,” Ellenson said Wednesday night after completing the first of three scheduled two-a-day practices in advance of Saturday’s Summer League opener. “It’s crazy how it all goes so quick, from workouts, straight to going to Detroit, being welcomed and now heading to Orlando for Summer League. It’s been crazy. It’s been a fun process, too, though.”

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Horrifying email overload statistics

Date: 7/1/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Robyn Pearce
Source Date: 6/29/2016
Source Name: New Zealand Herald
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Email overload is always in the top five most common problems my workshop participants complain about. There are two core issues: 1. Information overload and what it’s doing to our productivity. 2. How long it takes to get refocused when we’re interrupted.

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CISOs face cyber security ‘solution overload’ challenges

Date: 7/1/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,security,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Sara Barker
Source Date: 6/29/2016
Source Name: Security Brief NZ
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology’s latest report, CISO Solution Fatigue – Overcoming the Challenges of Cybersecurity Solution Overload, suggests that solution overload is plaguing organisations who are finding it difficult to identify and manage not only the cyber threats, but the strategies and solutions needed to make their roles more effective.

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Disconnect: Finding connections by unplugging

Date: 6/25/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,marriage,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Rebecca Ryan
Source Date: 6/24/2016
Source Name: Madison Magazine
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

John Gottman can tell with 93.6 percent certainty if your marriage will end in divorce. In his “Love Lab”—a research laboratory at the University of Washington—he and a team of researchers videotape couples interacting in the most mundane, everyday ways and then analyze the results. One thing Gottman looks for in a strong marriage?

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Think Less, Think Better

Date: 6/25/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: experiments,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Moshe Bar
Source Date: 6/17/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A friend of mine has a bad habit of narrating his experiences as they are taking place. I tease him for being a bystander in his own life. To be fair, we all fail to experience life to the fullest. Typically, our minds are too occupied with thoughts to allow complete immersion even in what is right in front of us.

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INFORMATION OVERLOAD NO PROBLEM FOR WHITE SOX SHORTSTOP TIM ANDERSON

Date: 6/25/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Baseball,Information Overload,sports
Source Author: JJ Stankevitz
Source Date: 6/23/2016
Source Name: CSN Chicago
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Tim Anderson has plenty of information at his fingertips now that he’s in the major leagues, with detailed scouting reports and video analysis more readily available than they would’ve been in Triple-A. But the rookie shortstop, who turned 23 on Thursday, hasn’t bogged himself down with all that data as he adjusts to facing major league pitching on a daily basis.

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Information overload, bureaucracy and lack of trust major contributors to poor decision making

Date: 6/25/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,laws,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 6/22/2016
Source Name: Zawya
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

As part of its efforts to educate and raise awareness on best business practices, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) hosted a CIMA Professional Development (CPD) session in Oman and the UAE last week. The events which were a full house, attended by senior business and finance professionals, looked at the impact of poor decision-making in today’s economy and how senior executives could skilfully address and reverse this trend through insight and available resources.

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Marines To Field Upgraded C2 Software To Give Commanders Easier Access To Tactical Information

Date: 6/25/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,military,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Otto Kreisher
Source Date: 6/20/2016
Source Name: USNI News
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The Marine Corps will field an update to a key command and control program that will provide more crucial situational awareness information to more units, enhancing commanders’ ability to make operational decisions while simplifying the user experience. The software update to the Joint Tactical Common Operational Picture Workstation (JTCW) combines seven applications into one user interface to create “a single digital display of relevant operational information” shared by commanders who are connected on a global combat operations network, the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) said in a release.

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Seismic Shifts Underway for Information Management

Date: 6/25/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: James Dellow
Source Date: 6/22/2016
Source Name: CMS Wire
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

At the heart of information management lies a tension. Information management traditionally focuses on managing the lifecycle of information, in a cradle to grave process. It asks us to treat information as a valuable asset that deserves careful management. But like any valuable resource, the act of managing involves both controlling access, while also endeavoring to “get the right information to the right person at the right time.”

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RedEye could let your phone see 24-7

Date: 6/25/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Science,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 6/20/2016
Source Name: Science Daily
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

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Brain will prevent overload

Date: 6/25/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: brain,Information Overload,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 6/23/2016
Source Name: Castanet
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The conscious part of the human brain is actually more in tune with body parts that are not moving, the researchers found. In a recent study conducted at UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers found many of the signals and sensations travelling between moving body parts and the brain are ignored by the conscious mind. “Even as one of the most sophisticated computers ever made, the conscious part of the human brain ignores huge amounts of data created when body parts move in order to avoid information overload,” says human kinetics Prof. Gord Binsted. “This ingrained biological data sifting is very similar to what goes on in the human visual system, which ignores a vast amount of data collected while the eyes are moving.”

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Smart911 launches in Round Rock to address emergencies faster

Date: 6/25/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,police,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Lauren Kravets
Source Date: 6/23/2016
Source Name: kxan
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — In the digital age that we live in, it seems like information overload can be a problem, but in the case of Smart911, the more information the better. Smart911 just launched Thursday in Round Rock. When you sign up online, a profile about you pops up when you call 911. “This is automatically populated, it’s there at your fingertips,” explains Becky Rodriguez, operations support manager for the Round Rock Police Department.

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Beware of info overload on bank customers

Date: 6/17/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: banking,Information Overload,Technology
Source Author: Yasmine Yahya
Source Date: 6/13/2016
Source Name: StraitsTimes
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Barely a week passes these days without a bank announcing that it is the first in Singapore to offer some cutting-edge technology, such as a digital wallet or voice biometrics. Often, these announcements would be relevant only to a select group of customers, such as those who use Android phones. Or they represent very slight improvements in the way customers can interact with the bank. For example, you can now check your bank balance – and do little else – on an Apple Watch.

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VR video lets you see the world through the eyes of an autistic boy

Date: 6/17/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: autism,Technology,Tools,Virtual Reality
Source Author: Matthew Reynolds
Source Date: 6/13/2016
Source Name: Wired
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

An everyday activity such as a trip to the shopping centre can trigger a terrifying information overload for someone on the autism spectrum. Things that are background experiences for other people – blinking lights, tapping feet and ringing alarms – can overwhelm the senses of someone with the condition and trigger a reaction.

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Warren attacks SEC chief over corporate disclosure review

Date: 6/17/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Sarah N. Lynch
Source Date: 6/14/2016
Source Name: Reuters
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren publicly rebuked Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White on Tuesday, accusing her of overseeing a corporate disclosure project that puts companies’ interests ahead of investor protection. In a testy exchange before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, Warren demanded that White provide evidence to justify a corporate disclosure review sparked by a concern that investors were suffering “information overload.”

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How Remote Workers Impact Enterprise Collaboration

Date: 6/17/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,knowledge worker,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Dennis McCafferty
Source Date: 6/16/2016
Source Name: Cio Insight
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

This decade has seen the rise of a more open, collaborative workplace—along with a wealth of both personal and company-provided tech tools to enable employees to thrive in these spaces. That said, many organizations still struggle to ensure that both their space and tech support best contribute to positive productivity, according to a recent survey from Oxford Economics and Plantronics. The resulting report, titled “When the Walls Come Down: How Smart Companies are Rewriting the Rules of the Open Workplace,” indicates that most executives said their office space was designed primarily to encourage collaboration.

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Don’t want sleepless nights over market volatility? check out this 6 point process

Date: 6/17/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology
Source Author: Brijesh Damodaran
Source Date: 6/10/2016
Source Name: The Financial Express
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

What happens when you are flooded with choices and information overload. How do you ensure that you reach your goal and attain your milestones over multiple time horizons, without markets volatility giving you sleepless nights? This is why investing is not a one-off move or decision. Every investment decision needs to be a well thought out process. There needs to be a method and process in the decision.

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On social media and Duterte’s snub

Date: 6/14/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,internet,Social Networks,Tools
Source Author: Stephen D. Capillas
Source Date: 6/9/2016
Source Name: Cebudailynews
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

A survey ought to be done to gauge and compare which between traditional and social media have been more effective in influencing the Filipino populace into voting for the eventual winners in the just concluded May 9 elections. While winning candidates like President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Cebu City Mayor-elect Tomas Osmena can readily point to social media as the anchor or linchpin of their successful campaigns, these claims have yet to be confirmed through numbers and figures

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Life Work IT Pro DEPLOYMENT When Big Data Leads To Bad Decisions

Date: 6/14/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Spandas Lui
Source Date: 6/10/2016
Source Name: Life Hacker
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Knowledge is power. So if data equates to knowledge, having a lot of it will naturally allow us to make better decisions that will lead to wealth and success, right? Certainly many organisations are using big data to bolster revenue and bring about overall improvements. But big data isn’t the silver bullet to business woes and you can still make bad decisions even with all the right information at your fingertips. We take a look at how big data can lead to bad decisions.

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Report: Every Millennial Is Home Alone Staring At Screens Of Various Sizes

Date: 6/14/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: computing,Google,Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Rebecca Fishben
Source Date: 6/9/2016
Source Name: Gothamist
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

This week, though, the NY Post declared that though all the media attention on millennials makes it look like they’re the World’s Most Fascinating Generation, they are really very boring. Oh well!

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3 Signs You Need to Simplify Work for Your Employees

Date: 6/14/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email,Information Overload,Technology,too,work
Source Author: Henry Albrecht
Source Date: 6/8/2016
Source Name: Business 2 Community
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Chances are, your employees are drowning in email, text, social media and other information every day. They’re overloaded by business processes run amok — and it’s not healthy for them or your business. You’re not alone if your company’s work processes are too complicated (and too hard to communicate). A recent Bersin by Deloitte report found that more than 70 percent of organizations surveyed rated the need to simplify work as an important problem. What’s more, 74 percent of respondents rated their work environment as complex or highly complex.

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13, right now

Date: 6/6/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Social Networks,Technology,texting,told
Source Author: Jessica Contrera
Source Date: 5/25/2016
Source Name: The Washington Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

She slides into the car, and even before she buckles her seat belt, her phone is alight in her hands. A 13-year-old girl after a day of eighth grade. She says hello. Her au pair asks, “Ready to go?” She doesn’t respond, her thumb on Instagram. A Barbara Walters meme is on the screen. She scrolls, and another meme appears. Then another meme, and she closes the app. She opens BuzzFeed. There’s a story about Florida Gov. Rick Scott, which she scrolls past to get to a story about Janet Jackson, then “28 Things You’ll Understand If You’re Both British and American.” She closes it. She opens Instagram. She opens the NBA app. She shuts the screen off. She turns it back on. She opens Spotify. Opens Fitbit. She has 7,427 steps. Opens Instagram again. Opens Snapchat. She watches a sparkly rainbow flow from her friend’s mouth. She watches a YouTube star make pouty faces at the camera. She watches a tutorial on nail art. She feels the bump of the driveway and looks up. They’re home. Twelve minutes have passed.

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Machine Learning’s Next Trick Will Transform How Research Is Done

Date: 6/6/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,research,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Aaron Frank
Source Date: 5/26/2016
Source Name: Singularity Hub
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Though research is a slow moving and rigid process, one study shows that the rate of scientific study has exploded in the last 50 years. According to the paper, humanity’s scientific output now doubles every nine years. Considering the rigors of science — that’s pretty fast. And it’s just the average rate. In specific areas like healthcare, the doubling rate is even faster — as much as every 3 years currently with an expected increase to every 73 days by the early 2020s. For overwhelmed researchers navigating the growing stack of science literature — the value isn’t in having so much new information, but finding relevant insights when they need them.

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Now, there’s one more reason to be a journalist — you can help save journalism

Date: 6/6/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,journalism,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Margaret Sullivan
Source Date: 5/22/2016
Source Name: Washington Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

News reporter — that’s just about the worst job you can have, right? According to one career site, it ranks dead last, behind pest-control worker and logger. The pay is paltry, the opportunities few and the prospects for advancement dim. But here they come: the fresh-faced graduates of journalism, media and communications schools, emerging into a brave new workforce where message bots have replaced glue pots, where truth is distorted, facts undervalued, and where success sometimes seems reduced to a numbers game about who gets the most clicks. Oh, yes, and into a world where press freedoms are under siege and where many newsrooms have been cut by half.

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1966-2016 | The Last Hot-Type Printer Puts Down His Tools

Date: 6/6/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: David W. Dunlap
Source Date: 6/2/2016
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

While everyone has been talking about the future of The New York Times, the past slipped out the door. Rudolph Stocker was the last printer at The Times working under a guaranteed lifetime contract; the last Times employee who knew how to operate a Linotype casting machine; the last journeyman of the old International Typographical Union and its New York local, No. 6, a bargaining unit that was once so powerful and important that everyone in the newspaper business knew it simply as “Big Six.”

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Psychologists Say Taking Too Many Photos Could Be Affecting Your Brain

Date: 6/6/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,photography,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Tom McKay
Source Date: 5/4/2016
Source Name: Science.mic
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

When you rely on photography to document experiences, psychologists theorize that you’re subconsciously having the camera remember for you, and your memories may ultimately suffer because of it. The research: Psychologist Maryanne Garry of the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand says that taking too many photos undermines the way people form memories. Her published research says that photography can manipulate both our memories and subjective interpretations of lived experiences. “I think that the problem is that people are giving away being in the moment,” Garry told NPR.

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Nathan Zeldes interviewed on Information Overload

Date: 6/6/2016
Category: Podcasts
Tags: Information Overload,Nathan Zeldes
Source Author: Lawrence Ampofo
Source Date: 6/3/2016
Source Name: Digital Mindfulness Podcast series
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Podcast Interview of Nathan Zeldes discussing Information Overload

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Finding Time: How Corporations, Individuals, and Families Can Benefit from New Work Practices

Date: 6/5/2016
Category: Book
Tags: Information Overload,interruptions,productivity,Quiet Time
Source Author: Prof. Leslie A. Perlow
Source Date: 10/30/1997
Source Name: amazon
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

An insightful book containing the definitive experiment on “Quiet Time” in a corporate setting.

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Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say

Date: 5/27/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Alzheimer’s,disease,Information Overload,Technology
Source Author: Gina Kolata
Source Date: 5/25/2016
Source Name: The New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Could it be that Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection? Provocative new research by a team of investigators at Harvard leads to this startling hypothesis, which could explain the origins of plaque, the mysterious hard little balls that pockmark the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.

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Voters face information overload

Date: 5/27/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,politics,Technology,Tools,voting
Source Author: 5/23/2016
Source Date: 5/23/2016
Source Name: The Orange County Register
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

On Nov. 8, voters could face an imposing array of 18 statewide ballot measures, up from just six measures in 2014. That’s on top of the races for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. representatives and numerous state and local offices and measures.

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Should Companies Be Required to Share Information About Cyberattacks?

Date: 5/27/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,companies,Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Denise Zheng
Source Date: 5/22/2016
Source Name: The Wall Street Journal
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Damage from cyberattacks comes in layers. Direct harm, in the form of theft and other losses. Damage to the reputation of the companies affected when news gets out. And the slow erosion of confidence in overall online security—a malaise that grows worse with each new breach.

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Screen-addicted South Koreans compete in ‘space out’ contest

Date: 5/27/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 5/22/2016
Source Name: The Guardian
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Dozens of people in one of the world’s most wired nations have taken part in South Korea’s “space out” competition aimed at promoting a life free from stress and information overload. About 60 contestants spent 90 minutes sitting in a public park in Seoul without talking, sleeping, eating or using any electronic devices during the event – under the slogan of Relax Your Brain. The “space out” competition was launched by local artists in 2014 as an art installation event. Sunday’s contest – supported by Seoul city council – drew more than 1,500 online applicants for the available places in the competition.

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How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist

Date: 5/23/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: attention,Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Tristan Harris
Source Date: 5/18/2016
Source Name: Medium.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as Google’s Design Ethicist caring about how to design things in a way that defends a billion people’s minds from getting hijacked. When using technology, we often focus optimistically on all the things it does for us. But I want you to show you where it might do the opposite.

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Too much information: How to cope with data overload

Date: 5/21/2016
Category: Magazine Article
Tags: knowledge worker
Source Author: Schumpeter columnist
Source Date: 6/30/2011
Source Name: Published in The Economist on 06/30/2011.
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Most companies are better at giving employees access to the information superhighway than at teaching them how to drive. This is starting to change. Management consultants have spotted an opportunity. Derek Dean and Caroline Webb of McKinsey urge businesses to embrace three principles to deal with data overload: find time to focus, filter out noise and forget about work when you can.

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Do not rely on Spell Checkers to Proof Read for you!

Date: 5/18/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email overload,Spelling
Source Author: Michael Einstein
Source Date: 1/4/2016
Source Name: http://www.emailoverloadsolutions.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

One way to improve Email communication is always use your Spell Checker before sending. Unfortunately, some people rely on these tools too much, which can lead to big problems.

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What Email Triage Sessions and Exercise Have in Common

Date: 5/18/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email overload,Triage
Source Author: Michael Einstein
Source Date: 2/17/2016
Source Name: http://www.emailoverloadsolutions.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The key to exercising is that because it was something that I scheduled, it happened. The exact same goes for routines that you need to work into your workday, such as your Email triage sessions.

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Institute a No Thanks Necessary Email Protocol

Date: 5/18/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email overload,Netiquette
Source Author: Michael Einstein
Source Date: 2/1/2016
Source Name: http://www.emailoverloadsolutions.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

How many Emails do you receive where someone replies with only “OK” or “Thanks”? To solve this problem, institute the “NTN” (for “No Thanks Necessary” ) or “NTR” (for “No Thanks Required”) protocol in your team/department/company.

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Some More Thoughts on To Do Lists vs Calendars

Date: 5/18/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Calendar,productivity,To Do Lists
Source Author: Michael Einstein
Source Date: 5/18/2016
Source Name: http://www.emailoverloadsolutions.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

To Do lists can be a useful part of your workflow and productivity processes. But if overused and abused, To Do lists can become sources of stress and frustration. In fact, they can actually reduce, not improve, your productivity.

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To Do or Not To Do, that is the Question!

Date: 5/17/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: productivity,tasks,To Do Lists
Source Author: Michael Einstein
Source Date: 5/12/2016
Source Name: http://www.emailoverloadsolutions.com
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Recently, there was a lively debate between Kevin Kruse and Sir Richard Branson about the Pros and Cons of using To Do lists as part of your productivity workflow. Learn what they had to say!

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Constant, Constant, Multi-tasking Craziness: Managing Multiple Working Spheres

Date: 5/15/2016
Category: Research Paper
Tags: interruptions
Source Author: Victor M. Gonzalez and Gloria Mark
Source Date: 4/24/2004
Source Name: CHI 2004 proceedings
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

This is the classic study that showed, with real data, that knowledge workers are interrupted and switch tasks every few minutes. Our study confirms what many of our colleagues and ourselves have been informally observing for some time: that information work is very fragmented. What surprised us was exactly how fragmented the work is. In a typical day, we found that people spend an average of three minutes working on any single event before switching to another event.

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Email took an almighty beating this week, but it’s far from dead

Date: 5/13/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Email,Information Overload,internet,Tools
Source Author: Paul Sawers
Source Date: 4/2/2016
Source Name: Venture Beat
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

While 2016 is shaping up to be the year virtual reality and the Internet of Things went mainstream, it could also go down in history as the year email’s much-touted demise cranked into overdrive. At least, if this week’s events are anything to go by. (more…)

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Opting Out of Email. For Well and Good.

Date: 5/13/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Email,Information Overload,internet,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Derek Handley
Source Date: 5/9/2016
Source Name: LinkedIn
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

About five years ago I realised that email and the internet was having a lot of negative side effects in my world and wellbeing. I started to make a series of changes that dramatically improved things, the most recent of which is possibly the riskiest and potentially most powerful: working through my inbox just once a week.

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This is your brain on information overload

Date: 5/13/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jennie Cecil Moore
Source Date: 5/6/2016
Source Name: KUOW.org
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

With more and more information at our fingertips, the human brain is constantly sorting and filing an overwhelming amount of data. In his book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload,” neuroscientist Daniel Levitin breaks down hard science on brain productivity. He addresses simple things to help improve brain efficiency, like making lists and checking them off, taking breaks and allocating time.

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Information Overload: Sweden Loses Billions Every Year Due to IT Trouble

Date: 5/13/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: countries,economy,Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 5/11/2016
Source Name: Sputnik News
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Needless to say, IT problems and computer malfunction cause stress and frustration among users. Moreover, they also cost employers dearly, resulting in lost profits.

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Consumers struggle to get good deals with information overload

Date: 5/13/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: business,Information Overload,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 5/13/2016
Source Name: Sunday Business Post
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Complexity leads to ‘costly mistakes’, says ESRI. A new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute has found that consumers struggle to make good decisions when confronted by product descriptions which are too complex. The report is the first to come from the ESRI’s PRICE Lab, which was set up to conduct experiments with Irish consumers. It uses computerised experiments to study what consumers are capable of – and what they are not. (more…)

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Information overload poses health risks during pregnancy

Date: 5/13/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Health,Information Overload,pregnancy,Tools
Source Author: Catherine Armitage
Source Date: 5/7/2016
Source Name: The Sydney Morning Herald
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Pregnant women are so overwhelmed with messages about what to do and what not to do that many are tuning out. They keep boozing and smoking in alarming numbers and most make only minor modifications to their diet, the leading study of Australian womens’ health shows. Nearly 80 per cent of pregnant women drink alcohol, and 30 per cent of pregnant smokers keep smoking despite official health advice to quit while pregnant.

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Predictive Analytics for Publishing

Date: 5/13/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,internet,publishing,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Carl Straumsheim
Source Date: 5/10/2016
Source Name: Inside Higher Ed
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

There are more than 34,000 scientific, medical and technical peer-reviewed scholarly journals in the world. They publish nearly 2.5 million articles a year — about an article every 13 seconds. In a field of more than seven million researchers, how is anyone supposed to stay up-to-date? And for publishers, how do they know which manuscripts will capture readers’ interest?

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Earth Sciences Ministry to use GAIATV to disseminate alerts to 350 m users

Date: 5/9/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Science,Technology,Tools
Source Author:
Source Date: 4/30/2016
Source Name: The Siasat Daily
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), which is affiliated to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, has awarded Gaian Solutions India Pvt. Ltd the tender for integrated dissemination system (IDS) for ocean information and advisory services. Gaian’s IDS-with state-of-the-art customizations for INCOIS- will disperse ocean information, coastal weather reports, natural calamities and advisory services publicly to the entire country and privately within the INCOIS community in a structured manner; thereby safeguarding the interests of the public and private entities in the country.

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