Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption / Edition 1

Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption / Edition 1

by Clay A. Johnson
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ISBN-10:
1449304680
ISBN-13:
2901449304682
Pub. Date:
01/18/2012
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
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ISBN-13: 2901449304682
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/18/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Lessons from Obesity

Chapter 2: Information, Power, and Survival

Chapter 3: Big Info

Chapter 4: We Are What We Seek

Chapter 5: Welcome to Information Obesity

Chapter 6: The Symptoms of Information Obesity

Part II: The Information Diet

Chapter 7: Data Literacy

Chapter 8: Attention Fitness

Chapter 9: A Healthy Sense of Humor

Chapter 10: How to Consume

Part III: Social Obesity

Chapter 11: The Participation Gap

A Special Note: Dear Programmer

Further Reading

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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
The remarkable developments of the digital age easily become overwhelming. From laptops to iPads to Twitter to Bluetooth, consumers have a greater ability to communicate and access information today than at any time in history. But being plugged in can seem like a form of slavery if you feel compelled to click on every email, respond to every text message, or spend hours monitoring multiple websites and watching YouTube videos. Just as a diet of chocolate chip cookies and tortilla chips can lead to obesity, consuming too many empty calories of information can compromise your mental health. Political communications expert Clay A. Johnson, who managed the online part of President Barack Obama’s first campaign for the White House, explains how to be a selective data consumer and protect your peace of mind. getAbstract recommends his self-protective tactics to anyone who’s ready to adopt a more discerning approach to information consumption. His advice can help you lower the level of technological noise buzzing around your head and improve your concentration and productivity. If you feel inundated by the volume of material on the web, step back, take a deep breath, and formulate a strategy to use the good stuff and leave the rest behind.
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