Information Overload

Managing information overload in children

Resource Author:  Carolyne B. Atangaza
Resource Date:  2019-12-14
Resource Name:  Daily Monitor
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This short article has some thought provoking assertions about the impact of abundant unfiltered content on young children, like “What makes tablets and iPhones so great is the dozens of stimuli at your fingertips, and the ability to process multiple actions simultaneously. This is exactly what young brains do not need.”

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Smartphones and our information overload

Resource Author:  CBS
Resource Date:  2018-04-01
Resource Name:  CBS News
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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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How To Better Manage Information Overload In The Workplace

Resource Author:  Sébastien Ricard
Resource Date:  2019-11-04
Resource Name:  Forbes
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A CEO gives his take on information overload and how he mitigates it in his company.

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Our Shrinking Attention Span and What to Do About It

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  2019-11-28
Resource Name:  Nathan Zeldes's blog
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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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Try a Computer “Desktop Zero” To Stay Focused on Your Work

Resource Author:  Dave Greenbaum
Resource Date:  2015-02-28
Resource Name:  Lifehacker
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An often overlooked aspect of Info Overload: the Windows desktop!

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AI in UC – Too Much Information?

Resource Author:  Rob Scott
Resource Date:  2019-05-22
Resource Name:  UC Today
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Pondering the impact of AI in our worklives.

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Information Overload – interview in The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Resource Author:  Steve Paikin
Resource Date:  2015-12-11
Resource Name:  TVO
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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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5 Books For Reducing Email Overload

Resource Author:  Francesco D'Alessio
Resource Date:  2017-02-16
Resource Name:  Medium
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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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Information Overload: Why Our ‘Smartphones’ Aren’t Making Us Any Smarter

Resource Author:  Micah Hanks
Resource Date:  2018-07-21
Resource Name:  Mysterious Universe
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This article looks at the many negative effects og overuse of smartphones.

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A third of Dutch workers suffer information overload

Resource Author:  Janene Pieters
Resource Date:  2019-04-11
Resource Name:  NLTimes
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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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