Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Information overload

I love the Internet, it's made businesses, social networks and connected the world in millions of unimaginable ways. One issue I'm having though is keeping track of the information I receive. Only 10 years ago the only real communication was phone, letter and fax. How did we survive then? How did anything get done?

Today I have information overload. Here's a list of what I use daily.
  • Company Email
  • Gmail
  • Text
  • Microsoft Instant Messenger
  • Skype
  • Blogger
  • Facebook
  • Linkedin
  • Squidoo
  • Ebay
  • YouTube
  • MySpace
  • iTunes
  • Phone
  • Mobile Phone
  • TV
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Letters
  • Second Life (not very ofter though)

It's amazing that we survive. Your brain can only take in two pieces of information at any one time so it's really no wonder so many people live online. All their attention is spent there.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michie,

    I can very much relate to what you are saying - that is why I have started a blog that is entirely devoted on the subject of "information overload" and informs on the latest ideas and technologies that deal with it.

    You can reach it at www.managingio.com, feedack is always welcome!!

    Cheers, Nicolas