There are tons of data out there, so many interesting thoughts and news – and the with the development of the Internet it is getting easier to access all the information as well as to create them.
I think it’s great that sharing of information became much easier – as sharing means bringing people together and be able to evolve something new. To share means to inspire and to grow.
But I have to admit: as much as I love the idea of sharing, I very often feel overwhelmed by all the possibilities and information sources. I regularly experience what Alvin Toffler described 1972 as “information overload“, when I get lost again in doing some “research” online, when I look for inspiration or when I try to stay “up to date” with the development of the UX industry.
Today I got inspired by JP Rangaswami’s TED talk: Information is Food.
He compares pieces of data with food – and I like that picture a lot as it reminds me to be as selective with information as I am with food. I try to eat healthy and to listen to my body – I should do the same with information.
So here is my conclusion I cam up with after listening to Rangaswami’s thoughts: