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Information Overload? Don't Panic!

Information Overload? Don't Panic! | Social media and education | Scoop.it

I selected this post today from my fellow curator's collection gdecugis, (love what he had to say below).  I personally think it's one of the best pieces I've seen so far on this subject.

 

We're all dealing with this issue and sometimes when you see it articulated as Brian Solis has done not only is it comforting but widens your perspective which is the doorway to finding solutions.

 

Excerpt:

 

At a time where some are thinking we urgently need an information diet, Brian Solis puts things in perspective: don't panic!

 

What he describes on PandoDaily as "the fallacy of Information Overload" is the fact that while we all seem lost at one point or another because our world is changed by the social media revolution, it's both inevitable and something mankind will adapt to.

 

This post is a great summary of the different ways we are affected and why we shouldn't try to move back to the previous state. But work on improving our filters.

 

Curation, anyone?

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/zNUhJg]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 24, 2012 10:49 AM
I reviewed the book, Information Diet,yesterday - http://www.bethkanter.org/info-diet/ it is excellent. He talks about curation as part of the solution, although it is framed as information literacy
Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 25, 2012 12:51 PM
Thanks for sharing Beth: will go check your review!
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Information Overload? Don't Panic!

Information Overload? Don't Panic! | Social media and education | Scoop.it

At a time where some are thinking we urgently need an information diet, Brian Solis puts things in perspective: don't panic!

 

What he describes on PandoDaily as "the fallacy of Information Overload" is the fact that while we all seem lost at one point or another because our world is changed by the social media revolution, it's both inevitable and something mankind will adapt to.

 

This post is a great summary of the different ways we are affected and why we shouldn't try to move back to the previous state. But work on improving our filters.

 

Curation, anyone?


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 24, 2012 10:49 AM
I reviewed the book, Information Diet,yesterday - http://www.bethkanter.org/info-diet/ it is excellent. He talks about curation as part of the solution, although it is framed as information literacy
Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 25, 2012 12:51 PM
Thanks for sharing Beth: will go check your review!
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7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction:  Are You Content Fried! | Social media and education | Scoop.it

This weekend I'm focusing on information, filtering and meaning overload and useful ways to manage and utilize it. Having said that, there's so much good information, insights and tips in this post, I have to digest it slowly.

 

Beth Kanter has written a great post on this subject, sharing the way she's dealing with it and the 44 people who commented on it have some great things to add to the discussion.

 

Intro:

 

This morning I learned a new word for information overload - content fried from a colleague at the Packard Foundation.    It resonated.

 

I identify with this, here's what really caught my attention:

 

"The biggest difficulty I experience is the shifting from this forward flowing process of consuming, curating, and sense-making of content to learn versus to get something done".

 

****The latter requires a different type of attention and whole new set of information coping skills

 

Howard Rheingold calls this process managing your attention or “Infotention” and it is what he has been teaching in his courses.

 

I’ve been trying to curate content that offers ideas, tips, and resources to get past that ugly feeling of “content fried.” He curated the above mindmap.

 

Manage Your Attention, Not Just Your Time:

 

Don’t just create a to do list, lay it out on daily and weekly schedule, breaking down key tasks of the project to chunks.

 

****But consider the level of concentration and focus that each type of task or chunk requires – and schedule accordingly.

 

My question to you is:

 

What are your challenges? What ways are you drowning or prospering in this area? I'd love to hear from you.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/z84mSv]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 21, 2012 8:19 PM
Thanks Jan for curating this post. As I mentioned in Facebook, I have really been helped by Bregman's book, 18 MInutes! His techniques are fantastic. The book is written using stories to illustrate is concepts. I've been slowly trying to put them into practice. It takes discipline
janlgordon's comment, January 21, 2012 8:26 PM
Beth Kanter
I am definitely going to get this book - your post is so full of great information and resources - so helpful, thanks.
Beth Kanter's comment, February 16, 2012 4:38 PM
thanks for sharing my post