August 25th, 2009
On August 12th, Basex and the Information Overload Research Group organized the “Information Overload Awareness Day“. It was a day of “high-level interaction, knowledge sharing, and learning about the problem of Information Overload – all without leaving your office”.
Blog posts, comments and highlights from the event are now available. This post and this other post summarize the day in a few paragraphs. Here are some key points:
- We have created billions of pictures, documents, videos, podcasts, blog posts, and tweets, yet if these remain unmanaged it will be impossible for anyone to make sense out of any of this content because we have no mechanism to separate the important from the mundane
- Knowledge workers need to develop a far greater fluency and literacy in the use of e-mail, file management, managing images, and managing tasks.
- While most activity is around personal solutions, “what the world needs are organization-wide solutions.”
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