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Too much information causing brain freeze?

March 24, 2009
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I don’t know about you but sometimes, with all these new information tools online, my brain sometimes feels overloaded. It’s kind of like when you eat ice cream too fast and it causes “brain freeze“.

I’ve been upping my info intake with Google Reader, the great RSS tool that helps you read multiple blogs each day. When I first set it up, I gasped because it looks like yet another email account I need to monitor. I’m slowly upping my intake of more and more blogs and may soon reach my capacity for taking it all in.

I’ve also been adjusting to Twitter’s real-time microblogging. Now that Facebook’s News Feed has also become “real-time”, I feel like I’m trying to keep up with multiple newstickers in Times Square.

Don’t get me wrong. I love these news tools and the information-sharing they provide. But how do you manage it all and have time to do other things?

I recently met Mark Luckie after his excellent workshop at the New America Media training in Los Angeles (see tags for resources along left hand side of his site 1000 Words). He shared these tools with me:

BTW, it’s interesting that the first three of the tools in this Mashable post no longer seem to exist.

I’m wondering if any of you have experience with any of them and which will work the best. I plan to try them all out but realize that this is only one approach to the information onslaught we all face these days.

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