Infobesity

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Really just an excuse to use the wonderful image above.

Although did remind me of this article by Tim Young: “Our Changing Information Diet” which is worth reading for a nostalgic view of (only about 15 years) the time when we probably had much healthier information diets.

“our food consumption and information consumption habits actually closely resemble each other”

Poor information diets are as calorie rich, abundant and unhelpful as their nutritional equivalents.

As we continue to increase the number of people we follow and the number of feeds we consume, we are all increasing the complexity of our information diet. The question is does Increasing the complexity and volume of information we ingest can have a similar effect to increasing your daily intake of calories?

As the saying goes “data is free, meaning has value” – or for that read – we have no shortage of food just a need to follow a healthy diet.

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