Information overload is a choice
“Perhaps said another way, information overload is a symptom of our inability to focus on what’s truly important or relevant to who we are as individuals, professionals, and as human beings. But then again, maybe that’s the problem.”
I completely agree. But let’s be honest about one thing: the platforms that we use to stream and filter the information we consume are incentivized to get us to use them as much as possible. Facebook, Google, Twitter, media websites, social gaming apps/sites, etc. all spend major bucks on usability and design to try and get users to spend as much time as possible on their sites.
Perhaps what we need is for companies to offer products where their income is based on how good their filtering/curation systems are and how healthy and productive their users are when it comes to spending time online.