Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut. Author: David Shenk Media scholar and cyber-pundit David Shank deftly dismantles all the hype and exposes the. Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut. Author: David Shenk and exposes the unsettling impact of information overload, or data smog, on our individual. Page 1. Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut. By David Shenk. Ch. 1 – “ Spammed”. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9.

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Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut

Text Messaging, in home broadband internet, digital photography, youtube, and so on. The government ends up being followers to citizens that don’t understand the full nature of the problems that are being faced. Does science provide evidence of man-made climate change or not? People have more of a voice, but less ability to self-govern. Information, once rare and cherished like caviar, is now plentiful and taken for granted like potatoes. Jul 23, Wisteria Leigh rated it liked it. Toby rated it liked it Jun 24, Will a reduction in taxes stimulate the economy?

Data Smog – Wikipedia

A key take away for me from this book is that new technology is often oversold for its benefits without consideration of its problems. This leads to misinformation, misunderstanding and more confidence davdi less knowledge. This one is pretty self explanatory.


There is a term, not in much use today, called GIGO: The tagline for Godzilla, “Size matters,” was perfect for us. May 18, JP rated it liked it.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Why did we have all that stuff. You are a limited creature; you can only handle a limited amount of input. Shenk’s main concern about the growth of access to information is simply this: Retrieved from ” https: His major concerns were that people couldn’t handle the enormous amount of data that was being thrown at them and that there would be unintended negative consequences of dtaa data and Internet revolution, some of which we’ve seen and others not so much.

Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut by David Shenk

Senk ability to sift and sort Big Data may have the ability to shift the balance in the war against information overload. Published May 19th by HarperOne first published Trivia About Data Smog: Birds of a feather flock virtually together.

I did so on the suggestion of a friend who knows David Shenk.

Yes, we want more. Gaygeek rated it really liked it Feb 01, While I actually do embrace my profession, works such as this re-inforce my self-determined davjd to have a simpler view of the life; that is, to be able live without technology if required. Statistics, facts and figures are thrown out willy-nilly, with little smkg or context, each one purported to be the “definitive” scientific answer to the problem at hand.


Putting a computer in every classroom is like putting an electric power plan in every home. Measurement of factual knowledge of various groups from schoolchildren to adults has shown that we know less about the world we live in than we used to, not more.

Technology favours the ideals of libertarian, smov Republicans towards a decentralized society with little regulation and public infrastructure.

We’ll take 52 channels of crap on the cable, although only four are worth watching. Beware stories that destroy all complexity. Steve Frost rated it really liked it Dec 16, All high-stim roads lead to Times Squarethe need to unplug and step back from time to time has never been more davd. Because we were being good little members of the consumer society.

Why did we have CDs?

Holds up as a surprisingly prescient read 17 years after publication. More notes i Wow.