Is It Time For You To Go On An ‘Information Diet’? : NPR

We’re used to thinking of "obesity" in physical terms — unhealthful weight that clogs our arteries and strains our hearts. But there’s also an obesity of information that clogs our eyes and our minds and our inboxes: unhealthful information deep-fried in our own preconceptions.

In The Information Diet, open-source-Internet activist Clay Johnson makes the case for more "conscious consumption" of news and information. Johnson, the founder of Blue State Digital, which provided the online strategy for the 2008 Obama campaign, talks with NPR’s Scott Simon about ways to slim and stretch our minds.

http://www.npr.org/2012/01/14/145101748/is-it-time-for-you-to-go-on-an-information-diet

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  1. The Information Bingers - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    We often hear the term ‘information overload’ but is it a case of over-consumption as much as filter failure? There’s a school of thought that says we now take in information in the same way we consume fast food—without control or moderation.

    Guests:
    Ann Blair, Harvard College Professor, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History.

    Clay Johnson, Author of The Information Diet and co-founder of Blue State Digital.

    Robert Hillard, Partner at Deloitte Enterprise Information Management, National Leader of Technology Consulting & author of the ‘Information Driven Business’.

    Caroline Webb, Partner and Leadership Coach at Mckinsey and Company (London).

    Publications:
    Title: The Information Diet
    Author: Clay Johnson
    Publisher: O’Reilly Media

    Title: The Information Driven Business
    Author: Robert Hillard
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

    Further Information:
    The Information Diet (http://www.informationdiet.com/)

    Robert Hillard’s blog (http://www.infodrivenbusiness.com/blog.php)

    Mckinsey article: Recovering from information overload (http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Recovering_from_information_overload_2735)

    Ann Blair’s profile (http://history.fas.harvard.edu/people/faculty/blair.php)

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    On this episode of ProductiVardy, Mike Vardy talks with Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption.

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    The Takeaway: How information spreads in our interconnected world. By John Hockenberry, Farai Chideya, Jim Colgan. Guest: Steven Berliner Johnson

    Experts said our interconnected world was going to make outbreaks like H1N1 far worse than those that came before. But author Steven Johnson says that information spreads faster than people do, and that’s what will keep us safe. This is thanks to what he calls "information ubiquity," which is the same force behind the decline of newspapers and the rise of e-readers like the Kindle. Johnson is the author of a recent book about the 1854 cholera epidemic in London called The Ghost Map as well as Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, and his most recent book is The Invention of Air. He is also the founder of hyper-local reporting site Outside.In.

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