July 14, 2008
Information Overload Research Group Is Holding Its First Annual Conference Tomorrow
A typical information worker who sits at a computer all day turns to his e-mail program more than 50 times and uses instant messaging 77 times, according to a study by RescueTime. The company also found that on average the worker also stops at 40 Web sites over the course of the day.
Some of the biggest technology companies, including Microsoft, Intel, Google and IBM, recently formed the Information Overload Research Group because the same communications tools that have led to improvements in productivity can be counterproductive if overused. IORG's first annual conference begins on July 15th. Check out the Information Overload Research Group website. [JH]
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The IORG conference was a great success... there's no question that the problem of Info Overload is familiar to people all over the world, and at last we are seeing concerted action to push back on it.
Wish us luck in finding solutions!
Posted by: Nathan Zeldes | Jul 16, 2008 3:45:59 PM