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.”
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.
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.
A CEO gives his take on information overload and how he mitigates it in his company.
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.
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!”
An often overlooked aspect of Info Overload: the Windows desktop!