Archive for July, 2012

IORG announces Info Overload Resource Center!

Posted on July 25th, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

The Information Overload Research Group has released today its Information Overload Resource Center. This is a crowd-sourced repository of articles and research related to Information Overload which is available at You are invited help us build up this repository of IO links.  Go to the above URL, register and submit your share to this communal work in progress! We need links to articles and resources about Information Overload and related issues such as interruptions, multitasking, attention management, and similar information management challenges. We were guided by three principles in creating the resource center: Anyone may contribute pointers to relevant.. Read more

A laudable approach to paring distributions

Posted on July 22nd, 2012 · Posted in Organizational Solutions

I recently received a message from a manager in a hi-tech corporation who had applied a technique I’ve never seen before to the matter of removing unnecessary people from dist lists. The context is that I was corresponding with his boss, who delegated to my current sender; and the latter decided to drop the boss from the continuing exchange, removing him from the addressee list. So far so good, rare but not unheard of. The twist was that at the start of the email this guy had put in the line (Removing Joe from the thread) Not only had he.. Read more