Causes of IO

Yes it IS Information Overload, Clay Shirky, not only Filter Failure

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  05/18/2010
Resource Name:  Challenge Information Overload blog
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You can see it on Twitter every day, a year and a half after he coined it: Clay Shirky’s famous Filter failure meme; “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure”.

It’s catchy. It’s thought-provoking. And yet, I believe, it’s also misleading.

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Information Overload as Evolutionary Maladaptation

Resource Author:  Craig Roth
Resource Date:  02/10/2010
Resource Name:  KnowledgeForward blog
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If you believe information overload is a maladaptation than solutions – fancy and detailed as they may be – really just boil down to resisting destructive urges. . . . But if, by chance, information overload is within the realm of consciousness and under rational control, different solutions apply.

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