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A Few Thoughts on Cognitive Overload
- This article by David Kirsh, which appeared in Intellectica, distinguishes supply related overload from demand side overload and how environments must be designed to minimize overload's negative consequences.
Avoiding Information Overload
- by Captain Robert L. Bateman III, US Army. Information overload can be a particular danger in time-sensitive military operations.
Change and Information Overload: Negative Effects
- Even the intellectually most advanced groups, the researchers, educators, managers and technologists, often feel overwhelmed by the changes in their domain.
Coping With Information Overload
- Too much of a good thing can hurt your job performance. By Jim Owen. CareerBuilder's Articles about the Workplace.
Deep Thinking and Deep Reading in an age of InfoGlut, Info-Garbage, Info-Glitz and Info-Glimmer
- Schools must make a dramatically expanded commitment to questioning, research, information literacy and student-centered classrooms. Students will need a radically different skills array to negotiate this new information landscape.
Disposing of the digital chaff
- Article by Murray Gell-Mann. With the digital age producing an "immense sea of data that threatens to drown humanity," people need to adapt how they think so that true knowledge can be distilled from the deluge.
- Information Overload. Info-glut. Infobog. Data Smog. As information proliferates so do the labels for this malaise of the "Information Age." In this half-century, for the first time in history, the capacity for producing information is far greater than the human capacity to process it.
Information Overload - An IR problem?
- An abstract of a study by M.Montebello. Proceedings of the String Processing and Information Retrieval: A South American Symposium. A downloadable copy of the entire study is available in .PDF format.
Information Overload Annotated Webliography
- Information Overload is a unique problem. Information tends to be everywhere and we have problems even to remember where we put it, much less what it is. Here is a small collection of links to increase your information overload about information overload.
Information Overload Could Make Voters Tune Out
- Will information technology ultimately help or hurt democracy?
Information Overload: Fighting data asphyxiation is difficult but possible
- By William Van Winkle from Computer Bits magazine.
Information Overload: Permission not to know
- By Krystyna Weinstein. We need to give ourselves permission to not know, and then work together, to share, and to allow ourselves time and space to consider what we really do need to know.
Informing Ourselves to Death
- A speech given by Neil Postman, German Informatics Society.
Invention Machine Corporation
- Software to help users cut through the clutter of information overload. Revolutionary semantic processing technology harnesses the power of linguistic reasoning algorithms to deliver precise solutions to user problems, and to power the semantic web.
- A comprehensive knowledge mining and personal semantic processing tool that dramatically reduces the amount of time people spend looking for relevant information on the Web, an Intranet, or their own computer.
Managing Information: Infoglut
- New tools can help tame an ocean of data. By John Foley.
New Age Heralds End of Information Overload
- Evolutionary model shows worst is yet to come for Eastern Europe.
Ready or Not: Infoglut with-out Psychosis
- Commentary on the exponential growth of information, by Roland D. Joffe.
Taming the E-mail Shrew
- Mitch Betts and Tim Ouellette. According to E-mail experts, unless message-swamped workers learn to manage their E-mail with daily discipline and filtering technologies, they will suffer lower productivity and higher stress.
The Compassionate Confusion Site
- Discusses info overload and a dozen other sources of confusion. Theory of confusion dynamics tested using Vietnam war expansion, 1965. More rigorous test is real time forecasting of Kosovo war scenarios put up on site during and after war, using fuzzy cognitive maps
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