Read an article from the Boston Globe today about how “info overload” has existed for awhile now.
Made me think…what’s really the problem with information overload anyways? Is it really the overload part? Or could it be one of these related issues:
- data in too many places (and trying to aggregate them all at once)
- data is too complex (maybe why Twitter is so popular)
- hard to remember where data came from (we feel OK w/ all this info - just as long as we know where it came from and its relevance)
I’m sure there’s other related issues. Hoping you can expand on what your thoughts on the problem…or lack of one I guess.