The Information Diet - Introduction

 Uploaded on Nov 16, 2011 -- Introduction to the concepts behind The Information Diet, a new book by Clay Johnson.

The Information Diet makes the case that it's time we started being as selective with the information we consume as we are the food that we eat, then describes what a healthy diet and healthy habits look like.
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    About the Information Diet

    Healthy information consumption habits are about more than productivity and efficiency. They're about your personal health, and the health of society. Just as junk food can lead to obesity, junk information can lead to new forms of ignorance. The Information Diet provides a framework for consuming information in a healthy way, by showing you what to look for, what to avoid, and how to be selective. In the process, author Clay Johnson explains the role information has played throughout history, and why following his prescribed diet is essential in today's information age.

    With this book, you’ll learn:
  • The relationship between power, authority, and information since the dawn of the first major information-technology boom
  • How people react to information consumption, according to cognitive science and neuroscience findings
  • How the new, information-abundant society is suffering consequences from poor information consumption habits
  • What constitutes a healthy information diet and how you can get started



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