Clay Shirky on information overload versus filter failure

In Archive by Fredy Ore

A really interesting Clay Shirky talk from Web 2.0 Expo NY.

His talk “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure” challenges the idea that we’ve got information overload problems (we’ve had more books than any human could read for hundreds of years), what we have is a series of filter failures, as our systems for managing information abundance are swamped by the growth of information.

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