Solutions againt Information overload
- A 2008 report by Basex claimed that American companies lost about $650B/year in worker productivity due to information overload
- One calculation suggests that only 8-9% of the 34GB/day of information intake is actual news.
- n fact, a 2005 article by New Scientist suggests that information overload affects concentration more than marijuana use
“Much of info overload can be managed or even eliminated by using a more efficient means of filtering information channels. Using better search techniques, suitable information discovery tools (e.g., such as YourVersion), filtering tools, web agents, and structured idea management tools (e.g., mind maps) will go a long way towards this goal. Technology has only just started to help us filter out the information we don’t want, in an easy to apply manner.”
Raj. Is Informaton overload destroying our productivity?. Posted on: http://www.yourversion.com/blog/is-information-overload-destroying-our-productivity/. 31st December 2009.