Simple Methods to Manage Information Overload
Overwhelmed by the number of blogs that you have to read, the Facebook status and Tweets that your friends posts, and what your colleagues are saying on Skype? Here are some ways to manage that information overload.
Users who have been around the Web for quite some time now know how difficult it is to keep up with the sites they read, friends on Facebook or Twitter, and other productive things being done all at the same time. If you find yourself overwhelmed by these, then you’re definitely suffering from information overload. Good thing, there are ways that can help you manage this kind of situation.
First is to use a RSS Reader for your favorite site. That way, you can filter out the things that you don’t want to read and visit the specific article or topic that you’re looking for. For your social networks, find for a client or an app that can help you check and manage multiple sites at the same time. If you’re having problem with your emails, you can use mail filters and labels for it. If you’re using Gmail to manage multiple addresses, utilize its Priority Inbox feature so that only the important items get your attention.
Lastly, the Work Awesome blog suggests that you disconnect often and trim the amount of information that you absorb. Do you have other methods that can minimize information overload? Share it here at GADG by leaving a comment.