Information Overlord

Definitely been feeling the information overload lately. Between keeping up with all the local blogs, the technology blogs, the programming blogs, Facebook updates, LinkedIn updates, Twitter, and of course email, it's like I forget what I was working on in the first place. Lately, I've been trying to put as much into my feed reader as possible, and taking the attitude of, "if it's not in Google Reader, then it doesn't exist."

This has helped, but it's still no good. By the time I finish getting through a round of new content and hit refresh, there's always something even newer that appears. And it doesn't include Facebook updates other than status updates, and it certainly doesn't work with Twitter.

I've been trying out some aggregators, but I haven't fallen in love with any of them yet.

Is anyone else feeling it?

I have to agree with Techcrunch: Web 3.0 will be about reducing the noise. Or put another way, personalization, recommendation, personalization. I don't really know what that means, but I wish someone would start working on it.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm definitely feeling it. I had to unsubscribe from BoingBoing and any Gawker blogs because it was just too much. Right now I have 78 unread posts in my reader - and you already know how I've basically dropped out of Twitter. I can't imagine what would happen if I were invested in that as well.

This is happening in real life, too, by the way. I have piles of books to read and movies to watch, and I just got a Wii, so that's another stream of timesucking media that'll be coming my way.

I think the solution is to get up earlier.