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Tuesday January 19, 2016

Are You A Digital Junkie Suffering From Infomania

Are you a "modern digital junkie?" Do you suffer from infomania? Something tells me that this article describes a lot of us. eek!

Psychologists have done studies on the negative effects of multitasking and decision fatigue, but the long-term consequences of this kind of information overload is unknown. In a survey done a few months ago by the digital mapping and analytics company Esri UK, 61% of respondents called "the need to read and keep track of information from too many sources" a serious concern in their daily lives and 45% said that "the stress of data overload has affected either their sleep or relationships with family or colleagues." Fully a third of respondents reported that they had difficulty absorbing the content from all the emails, social media posts, news and documents they encountered.