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The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth Kanter has been at the forefront of social media usage for non-profits and as such an expert curator. She wrote an interesting review of the book "The Information Diet" which I published the teaser video of a few weeks ago.

 

As she points out, this is not an isolated piece but one that is related to other works to form a movement towards wider content consumption. A trend where curation has an essential role to play.

 

But as Brian Solis pointed out a few days ago, information overload has a lot of benefits too. Probably more so than inconvenients. So just like a culinary diet means better rather than less, this is all a question of balance as we should dread Information... Anorexia.


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 26, 2012 4:25 PM
Good point Otir, showing the cooking metaphor works pretty well :-)
Beth Kanter's comment, January 27, 2012 2:12 AM
Thanks so much for curating my review! I've incorporate the framing of Information Diet into my talks about curation. I've been emphasizing that it is workplace skill - not only to increase staff expertise, but the daily sharpening of the saw by slowing down and really doing good curation
Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 27, 2012 12:02 PM
Good point Beth: a lot still see curation as doing more (i.e. one more activity on top of the rest). While it's in fact about doing different.
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