Flood of Information


Dwain the tub! I’m dwowning! …in information.

I love to read my followers blog posts and keep up to date on what you guys are doing! But it’s gotten to be entirely too much. I tweaked my settings to get a weekly digest and I get 85+ emails. I’m bummed that it’s more than I can manage.

All of this web stuff feels like more than I can manage. WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Triberr, StumbleUpon, Goodreads, Writing.com, Google+, Reddit, Tumblr, Klout, Linkedin, and too many others flood into my computer every day, and they all link to each other. How do I handle it all?

Somebody has a great opportunity to create a multi-site dashboard that filters this stuff for you. I think it will take a computer guru just to calibrate it, but I’m willing to try if it means I can see the stuff I want to see. But I only want ONE. I refuse to endure five or six programs that do some of what I want. I know you can do it, hackers of the world! If it’s already out there, please let me know.

Do you feel swamped too? What ways do you handle aaaaallllllll the information? (I mean other than setting your computer on fire and giving up.)

Here are a couple of people’s perspectives on our Flood of Information: http://www.business2community.com/social-media/a-flood-of-information-do-you-remember-life-before-social-media-056696

A phrase that made me laugh: infobesity – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_overload

And these guys who say I’m in the minority: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_overload

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6 thoughts on “Flood of Information

  1. I feel the same way as you. It seems endless but it also seems someone out there could figure this out for the lot of us.

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  3. Kate, I enjoy your incisive take on things. Honestly, I can’t keep up and have no advice, except the general advice to be authentic and kind, to keep growing, and to learn to discern whether particular advice is helpful.

    Like you, I’ve gone to weekly digests (on my WordPress subscriptions). This helps me stay afloat, a little. I’ve joined LinkedIn and Goodreads, but my participation is minimal. Right now, my sales could be much better. It seems a bit like I’m swirling around a drain in my small inflatable doughnut (or whatever this pool toy is called).

    There’s no way around it. We must study hard to learn how best to promote our work, and work at whatever that is, and continue to write the very best we can.

    Wishing you well!
    Maria

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