It seems that, as a class, we get a lot of use out of the Internet. We use it for gathering information, emails, instant messages, gaming, shopping and more. But have you ever felt like the amount of information that you have at your fingertips is overwhelming? Some people are beginning to recognize liabilities in the information economy.
One emerging position is that having a dizzying array of media at our disposal can make us less efficient instead of more productive. However, the expert’s prescription in this case is simply to disconnect from the network for a while.
Have any of you felt overwhelmed by the amount of information that is thrown at you each day? If so, what strategies, if any, have you used to deal with it?