Information Overload and the Internets

Information Overload and the Internets

Posted on Nov 19th, 2008 by Marmalade : Gaia Child Marmalade
I was looking at some blogs about virtual worlds and came across something that caught my attention.  The first blog I noticed was about information overload in terms of RSS-feed.  The blogger writes about the importance of pattern recognition.  Following a chain of hyperlinks, I found another blog about the same idea but in reference to Twitter.

http://www.mixedrealities.com/?p=784

http://notanotheredupunk.edublogs.org/2008/10/02/twittering-at-the-speed-of-light/

I don’t use RSS-feeds much and I don’t use Twitter whatsoever, but I am a fan of information overload.  I purposely cause it upon myself all of the time.  I have a natural ability for pattern recognition, but I bet its an increasing ability with those of the younger generations who grow up with information overload.

The unique thing about these two blogs is that the idea being offered is a higher speed version of information overload.  I enjoy information overload and I can search quickly, but I prefer to delve deeply rather than quickly.

As an odd synchronicity (I hear George Noory saying that there are no coincidences), I’m watching Smallville (season 8, episode 3, “Toxic”) and Clark discovers his friend Chloe has the ability to scan informaiton on a computer screen at superfast speeds.  I wish I could do that.  I saw data do it on Star Trek once.  Data was so cool!

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