Information Filtration

In the world we live in, we have access to too much information. Too much in the sense that we could never reasonably analyze and digest all the information to which we are exposed. It has become extremely important to be able to filter the information. Google has become an invaluable tool in doing so. Wikipedia. And so on.

This video illustrates my point well, one of my favorite quotes:

3:10 – It is estimated that a weeks worth of New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in the 18th century.

Did You Know? from Amybeth on Vimeo.

Fantastic video on the progression of information technology, researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Bronman, remixed

Twitter Filter

The latest tool that has proven to be invaluable in communication and information propagation is Twitter. This article explains the power of twitter better than I. Enjoy! I like number 5, it reminds me of Midnight Express. Imagine if Billy Hayes had twitter on his cell, maybe his life would be different. But then again, if he did have twitter, maybe we wouldn’t have that story and all our lives would be different…

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