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The information diet : a case for conscious consumption

Author: Clay A Johnson
Publisher: Beijing ; Sebastopol [Calif.] : O'Reilly Media, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just as we have grown morbidly obese on sugar, fat, and flour--so, too, have we become gluttons for texts, instant messages, emails, RSS feeds, downloads, videos, status updates, and tweets. We're all battling a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clay A Johnson
ISBN: 9781449304683 1449304680
OCLC Number: 754720170
Description: ix, 150 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Lessons from obesity --
Information, power, and survival --
Big info --
We are what we seek --
Welcome to information obesity --
The symptoms of information obesity --
The information diet --
Data literacy --
Attention fitness --
A healthy sens of humor --
How to consume --
Social obesity --
The participation gap --
Dear programmer.
Responsibility: Clay A. Johnson.
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According to Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt, we create more information every two days than we did throughout human history up to 2003. How can you cope with information overload? This insightful  Read more...

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