Twitter: For Curation
January 2012 to May 2012
Using Twitter as a Curation Filter to Overcome Information Overload
As readily available information has increased exponentially in each of the last five decades, the problem of information overload has increasingly worsened (Carlson, 2003). Information overload is described as “a subjective experience of the insufficiency of time needed to make effective use of information resources available in specific situations” (Savolainen, 2007). Ho and Tang (2001) argue that there are serious implications of information overload since it can affect an employee’s performance and therefore stunt a business’s productivity. In extreme cases, information overload can even cause health damage and “technostress” (Bawden and Robinson, 2009; Carlson, 2003).
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