Information is abundant, but wisdom is rare.
While it was once the case that a few trusted institutions gathered, distilled, and disseminated information to us through newspapers or a small number of radio and television broadcasts, internet technology has now made virtually everyone a scaleable source of information. Facebook’s 2.7 billion users upload 4000 photos each second and adults under 30 get their news most often from social media. Trends toward more rapid information production are very likely to continue and may even accelerate.
Rather than passively bemoaning these realities, we can develop more effective habits for consuming, absorbing, and sharing information. We can learn and do more, more quickly than ever before. There’s never been a better time to be an Infovore.
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