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|“the Age Of Information Overload” by AmeLonRo(m): 11:04pm On Jul 02, 2019|
Some many years ago we were in the stone age. Everything revolves round the use of the stone. Later, we graduated to the iron age. We left the stone alone and moved to iron. Iron became the main stay of the world. The Rockefellers’ of this world benefitted from that as they made their fortune from supplying iron to the American rail industry which was building railway lines at that time. We later moved to the jet age. Everything became very fast. Speed was the in thing. Journeys of months became shortened to a day or hours due to the production of faster moving aircrafts. We are in the information technology age or information age. There is no point travelling today compulsorily from here to there in order to transact business or pass information. All you need is a computer with internet access or telephone and pronto you can communicate with the world. So much information is being circulated all over the world. Even when you don’t ask for it you find them on spam folder or as text messages. So many WhatsApp and telegram groups are being created and one is automatically added without asking to be added. So much information is being pushed to you. So, the age seems to be an “information overload age”. Before government officials make official statements, the complete details of their speech with further analysis are already in the social media. Rumours that eventually turn out to be true are circulated per second per second as opposed to after a long while. Those olden days newspapers come out daily and, in some places, they get the current newspapers after three days of publication. Today you can read the latest news in the comfort of your home or office or even in transit. Scientific papers that take months to reach readers are now at our disposal the very minute they are released. People are overloaded with information that they don’t need, that they don’t use and that are not relevant to them. This overload of info makes people not to even take notes or make use of the relevant ones. So much information on anything today. The “information overload age” can be used to one’s advantage. We can access recent journals and books to our advantage instead of the old style of depending on old references. We can check for learning videos on youtube and elsewhere instead of watching Hollywood, Nollywood, Bollywood or any such woody (sic!) films! Looking for materials that give hints on grants and funding was difficult to find in the libraries in the years gone by. Today, as you lie down on your sofa or bed you can access tons of information on grants, scholarships and the like. The “information overload age” is here.
Kindly read more at https://newkokoro.com/2019/07/02/the-age-of-information-overload/
|Re: “the Age Of Information Overload” by AmeLonRo(m): 2:43pm On Oct 23, 2019|
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