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Thursday, 13th August 2009

Some Stats About Information Overload (from Info Overload Awareness Day)

Yesterday was Information Overload Awareness Day organized by Basex.

The primary event was a conference to discuss info overload.

If you didn't attend, this blog post from the Basex Blog contains some "notes" from the event with more to come next week.

Here are a few items from that caught our eye:

+ The cost of Information Overload to the U.S. economy is $900 billion annually, as of 2008. (Spira)

+ A mere 12% of the knowledge worker’s day is spent in thought or reflection. (Spira)

+ We spend 15% of the day searching for things and 20% in meetings. (Spira)

+ Information Overload is a subject everyone complains about but few actually undertake solutions. (Zeldes)

+ Computer literacy, according to [Mark] Hurst is not sufficient. Knowledge workers need to develop a far greater fluency and literacy in the use of e-mail, file management, managing images, and managing tasks. (Hurst)

Source: Basex Blog


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