I came across an interesting panel discussion on CBC Radio about information overload and not only its effect on work productivity, but also how it can be managed effectively.
Companies like Google, Microsoft and IBM have formed the Information Overload Research Group with the goal of helping people manage the amount of information they have to deal with in a day.
According to Jonathan Spira, one of the group’s founding members, wikis, blogs and RSS have made the deluge of information worse, rather than better.
Maggie Jackson (author of Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age) also joins the conversation to talk about how all this information is eroding our attention spans. It’s very interesting and well worth a listen.
You can listen to the entire discussion at the link I’ve provided (and cheers to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for putting their content online).
I recently came across the diagram below, which attempted to explain how feeds, blogs and various other parts of the content syndication process were interrelated. While this diagram was created to reflect the blog, feed and syndication situation in 2005, has that much really changed since then? Continue reading »
We all wish we had more time to do what we want to do (or just to get things done in general). There are certainly a variety of reasons why you would want to have more time on your hands.
The guy mentioned here even uses Excel to keep track of his time. Wow (he does have some very innovative points, I just don’t know that I’d ever use Excel for that purpose).
I’m not going to suggset you get that organized. It’s more about what you don’t do, rather than adding more time-tracking techniques into an already busy schedule.
Let’s get into some quick tips.
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