Either October 18 or October 20 is Information Overload Day in 2016. The dictionary* defines Information Overload as:
There is even a group called, “Information Overload Research Group” that is studying ways to reduce information overload.
Some ways to combat information overload:
- Organize the workspace; cut down the clutter.
- Cut down on the number of experts, blogs, friends feeds you follow and read. Filter and prioritize the information. Learn how to skim information for the key points.
- Take a break/get some distance. If you get bogged down in research it is important to take a break. Allow your mind to work on the issue while you focus on something else.
- Focus on one task at a time.
*information overload. Dictionary.com. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing. Denis Howe. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/information–overload (accessed: October 20, 2016).