Neuman Leads Research on Information Overload

In a recent article by Carl Bialik on the science behind information overload, The Wall Street Journal cited a study co-authored by Professor W. Russell Neuman, Yong Jin Park and Elliot Panek

After explaining some of the challenges related to quantifying the information overload data, Bialik writes:

“What is less ambiguous is that each piece of information, on average, gets less exposure today than in the past. Professor W. Russell Neuman is leading a study that quantifies information in terms of minutes—how much time Americans devote to consuming information, and how much time it would take to consume all the available information. In preliminary results, published online in 2009, the researchers found that in 2005 people spent about one minute consuming media for every 1,000 minutes available—a ratio that has grown roughly tenfold since 1960.”

Please click here to view the study in its entirety.



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