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Information Overload? Don't Panic!

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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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8 Surefire Ways to Thrive Despite Information Overwhelm

8 Surefire Ways to Thrive Despite Information Overwhelm | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it

Jason W. Womack wrote this article for all of us,  who struggle with information overload. I selected it because.......

 

To be a good content curator, the first step is knowing how to harness your attention, to be able to filter, focus, and find the best and be able to leave the rest

 

**It's important to keep refining your daily habits and the author has some great suggestions on how to do that.

 

Excerpt:

 

Jason Womack warns "in the age of information overload, when it comes to what we have time to focus on, we are often forced to sacrifice quality for quantity.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

**Stop multi-tasking

When you multi-task, you can't give your undivided attention the the things you're working on.

 

**Set a timer for 15-minute intervals

Womack says that our days are actually made up of about 100 15-minute intervals. In fact 15 minutes is just about the right "chunk" of time for us to be able to stay focused, minimize interruptions and work effectively

 

**Know when you're not focused and implement ways to refocus

When you're working with your timer, write down eah instance when you lose focus-even if it's just to look at a clock to see what time it is.

 

**Carry a camera with you

Carrying a camera with you is actually a great way to become more in tune with your environment.

 

**I do this one and it really helps bring me into the present moment

 

**Listen more

There are three different learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Everyone in your network falls into one of these categories.

 

**(very important tip, when you're not talking and focusing your attention here, it's an amazing experience on so many levels)

 

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

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/xoqha6]


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Beth Kanter's comment, March 7, 2012 11:20 AM
Fantastic article - thanks for finding
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12 Free Social Media Tools To Make Life Easier

12 Free Social Media Tools To Make Life Easier | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
From sharing content for your client or company to learning about tomorrow’s weather, these tools will save you time and—because they’re free—money.

***** Only knew a couple of these tools. Will check out the others from Susan and see. Marty


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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, July 1, 2012 5:42 AM
Glad you're finding some good stuff Steve.
steve batchelder's comment, July 1, 2012 6:22 AM
Hi Susan, Yes many thanks you find some great stuff and its great to be able to share it.