Fight Social Media Information Overload: Download our Free E-Book

A couple of months ago I wrote a blogpost with tips on how to combat social media information overload.

At the risk of sounding immodest, I really liked it! And many of our readers did as well. It has been one of our most popular posts since. I’ve read through it a few times, doing my best to apply the principles outlined in the blogpost – some with more success than others.

Recently I discovered an article in Newsweek (March 7, 2011) titled “Brain Freeze” that reinforces the importance of reducing the amount of information we stuff in our brains.

“The Twitterization of our culture has revolutionized our lives,” writes the article author, Sharon Begley, “but with an unintended consequence – our overloaded brains freeze when we have to make decisions.”  The gist of the article is this: Too much information may actually result in poorer decisions, not better ones.

So now you have one more reason to grab information overload by the throat, wrestle it to the ground and get your life back. To help, we’ve taken the original blogpost and turned it into an e-book for your enjoyment – and for you to share. Just  download your free copy here.

And here’s hoping you won’t be overloaded by one more e-book.


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2 replies
  1. Dan Hinmon, Principal
    Dan Hinmon, Principal says:

    I agree that information is better than data, Yaser, but even a search for quality information can turn up way too much to digest. And it’s hard to tell what is quality and what is not without at least skimming it. All the more important to find (and become) a trusted source.

  2. Yaser Alyounes
    Yaser Alyounes says:

    We have to differentiate between information and data. Too much raw data is not helpful. However, since in IT, we define information as the interpretation and analysis of raw data, given the right approach to synthesizing and aggregating data, the more information, the clearer the bigger picture.


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