Monthly Archives: July 2008

Information wealth or information overload?

"What Productivity Studies Really Show" By Gina Trapani 1-Sentence Summary* "The longer I do this, the more I suspect that a good part of the "information overload" story is a myth cooked up by folks who don’t know how to … Continue reading

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Google supports human oversight

 "Google De-Automates Addition of Gmail Contacts" By: Thomas Claburn 1-Sentence Summary* In truth, Google‘s decision to change the way Gmail gathers contacts isn’t so much a repudiation of automation as an acknowledgment that automation must be balanced by human oversight. … Continue reading

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Jared Goralnick’s report from the inaugural Information Overload conference

 "Information overload solutions from a conference dedicated to the topic" By: Jared Goralnick  1-Sentence Summary*  I’m overwhelmed with ideas from the Information Overload conference this week.  In an effort to reflect, I’ve listed some of the major stats and themes … Continue reading

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2008 is being dubbed the “year of information overload”

 That’s according to research firm Basex, which chose "information overload" as its 2008 "Problem of the Year."  According to 2007 study by Basex, information overload is costly; they estimate that the costs of information overload is about $650 billion a … Continue reading

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Are you drowning in information?

"How to Deal with Information Overload: Part I"  by: Damon Hedman 1-Sentence Summary*  "There is more information online than any one person can ever consume, and it’s only going to get worse." Damon rightly points out that whenever we search … Continue reading

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