26 October 2012

Friday Top 5

It's the information overload trifecta! Top 5 Interesting Facts about Information Overload:
  1. Although the concept has existed since at least the first century C.E., the term itself was originated by Alvin Toffler in his 1970 book Future Shock.  
  2. There is now over one zettabyte of information available electronically in the world. What's a zettabyte? It's a thousand thousand thousand terabytes, or about the amount of information contained in 250 BILLION DVD movies.
  3. Information overload costs the US economy approximately $900 Billion a year in lost productivity.
  4. It would take the average individual five years to view the amount of video content that will be being created EVERY SECOND in 2015.
  5. Human beings still have 24 hours in a day. 
 What does all this mean? Watch this space...

Image credit: The Sheffield Institute

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