Media, Information Overload, and Information Science

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn , Mieczysław Muraszkiewicz


The Information Sword of Damocles hangs over e-literate people, in particular over knowledge workers, researchers, scholars, and students, and hinders their time management schemes. Our lives are replete with information of various kinds, of diverse importance, and of various degrees of relevance to our needs, and at the same time, we have less and less time and will to get acquainted with the incoming information and to follow it up. This paper argues that although media and ICT strengthen human’s propensity to insane intake of information and reinforce bad habits leading to information overconsumption, it is possible to escape from the trap of information overload thanks to administering an information diet based on digital literacy. It further argues that new research should be undertaken within information science to address the challenges caused by the internet and the specificity of human perception exposed to the cognitive overload, untrustworthiness, and fuzziness.
Author Bruno Jacobfeuerborn - [Deutsche Telekom]
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn,,
, Mieczysław Muraszkiewicz (FEIT / ICS)
Mieczysław Muraszkiewicz,,
- The Institute of Computer Science
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Bembenik Robert, Skonieczny Łukasz, Rybiński Henryk, Kryszkiewicz Marzena, Niezgódka Marek (eds.): Intelligent Tools for Building a Scientific Information Platform: Advanced Architectures and Solutions, Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol. 467, 2013, Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg , ISBN 978-3-642-35646-9, [978-3-642-35647-6], 548 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-35647-6
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Keywords in Englishinformation science, informational overload, media, digital literacy, information literacy, information ecology, ICT, neuroplasticity
ASJC Classification1702 Artificial Intelligence
ProjectEstablishment of the universal, open, hosting and communication, repository platform for network resources of knowledge to be used by science, education and open knowledge society. Project leader: Kryszkiewicz Marzena, , Phone: +48 22 234 7701, start date 16-08-2010, planned end date 16-08-2013, end date 31-10-2013, WEiTI/2012/PS/1, Completed
BG PW Projects financed by NCRD [Projekty finansowane przez NCBiR (NCBR)]
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 10-06-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; GS Citations = 1.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 0.54
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