Avoid Information Overload!

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Michael Deutch

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December 9, 2009

We’re bombarded by information from all directions.

An article I saw today quantified how bad it actually is!

A new study released Wednesday says households in the United States consumed a
mind-boggling total of 3.6 zettabytes of information and 10,845 trillion words in 2008.

That’s a daily average of 33.8 gigabytes of information and 100,564 words per person.

Put another way, it’s the equivalent of covering the continental United States and Alaska
in a 7-foot-high stack of Dan Brown novels.

Now that’s a lot of novels!

Use MindManager to Organize the Chaos

MindManager maps are an effective way to organize all the information that you work with!

Drag and drop content directly into your maps.

Add emails.

Files.

Links.

And more…

Organize it.

Tag it.

Filter it.

Search it.

Map it all out to make sense of it all before you get overloaded!

Here are some more interesting stats…

A Day in the Internet

Created by Onlineeducation.net

3 Responses to “Avoid Information Overload!”

  1. Henry Lewkowicz

    Henry Lewkowicz :
    There is no such a thing as information overload if we tackle it with smart filtering tools! I am a great fan of Clay Shirky’s observation: “filter failure, not information overload” – you can easily find his excellent video on this subject.
    Organizing, tagging and visualizing are powerful methods to communicate and share knowledge. The hard work for our brains is to quickly spot relevant information in the sea of text. This is where summarization comes in handy.
    It automatically filters and sorts and instantly brings to our attention the most relevant content.
    And if you are so inclined there are tools to instantly convert the contextual summaries into mind maps. Example of such a tool is Context Organizer for MindManager.
    A Context Organizer summary creates a textual map which is a collection of the most valuable keywords (Topics) and relevant contextual summaries that with 1-click become MindManager maps. That is a powerful weapon in getting hold on information overload. Just try it…

    Reply
  2. Henry Lewkowicz

    There is no such a thing as information overload if we tackle it with smart filtering tools! I am a great fan of Clay Shirky’s observation: “filter failure, not information overload” – you can easily find his excellent video on this subject.

    Organizing, tagging and visualizing are powerful methods to communicate and share knowledge. The hard work for our brains is to quickly spot relevant information in the sea of text. This is where summarization comes in handy.

    It automatically filters and sorts and instantly brings to our attention the most relevant content.

    And if you are so inclined there are tools to instantly convert the contextual summaries into mind maps. Example of such a tool is Context Organizer for MindManager.

    A Context Organizer summary creates a textual map which is a collection of the most valuable keywords (Topics) and relevant contextual summaries that with 1-click become MindManager maps. That is a powerful weapon in getting hold on information overload. Just try it…

    Reply

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