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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 Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | 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 5:19 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 5:26 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 1:38 PM
thanks for sharing my post
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Social Media Discovery: 5 Hurdles to Information Consumption

Social Media Discovery: 5 Hurdles to Information Consumption | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

This excellent article was written by Romain Goday for Darwin Ecosystems. 

 

After presenting some facts showing the immense and burgeoning amount of data available on the web, Romain goes into a little detail on the types of tools that use the Social Graph to filter content:

 

Social Networks Search Engines Discovery Engines

 

He then details 5 limitations to Social Media Discovery, opeing this section of the article:

 

**It is increasingly easier to publish information and increasingly difficult to consume it.

 

What most caught my attention:

 

**Excessive attention to what is being said within the user’s circle of trust limits the scope of the information consumption.

 

**The user’s perspective is not challenged, instead it is reinforced

 

**Users generally follow people that they respect at a personal level.

 

**It is understandable that they don’t have the desire to follow people that they dislike or that have the opposite view

 

**Lists, Circles and Subscriptions aren’t reducing the noise

 

**Following more people still equals a broader information scope and even more noise.

 

I agree wholeheartedly that it is our inclination to seek validation.  We must choose our sources and our curators very carefully to avoid seeing only what we are hoping to find.  But choose, we must!  The volume is just too great for anyone to do otherwise for a sustainable period of time.

 

If you're not careful you can escape the Google filter bubble to one of your own making. To avoid this, you may have to follow people who's views you may not agree with but at least you'll get the broader picture.

 

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

 

Read the full article here: [http://bit.ly/yKZdG6]


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Karen Dietz's comment, January 11, 2012 7:49 AM
Excellent article and review Jan!
janlgordon's comment, January 11, 2012 3:04 PM
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Thanks Karen, loved our conversation on Google+:-)