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information overload

An excess of information provided to a person in certain situations, resulting in either a wrong decision or the passing of misinformation 1. Patients must have sufficient information at their disposal to give an informed consent for–eg, an elective surgical procedure; this is problematic when a Pt is informed of very rare complications or side effects of a procedure or the anesthesiology. See Uninformed consent. Cf Informed consent.
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Information overload is a common problem brought on by the Internet and the personal computer.
The following discussions of the force and character of the information society, the nature of information, and the problem of overload suggest that information overload can be thought of as a myth developed in response to an overwhelming social process.
Some consequences of information overload and rapid conceptual change.
The Information Overload Research Group is a consortium of researchers, practitioners and technologists from academia, corporations, solution vendors, and consultancies.
The webinar will include an Information Overload Clinic, in which experts will answer questions from attendees on how to address their biggest Information Overload challenges.
I won't pretend we didn't have a specific agenda; we were trying to get marketing people to believe our claim that branches were experiencing information overload.
Inspired by their Future of Work study, here are nine tips to help you save time and manage information overload.
NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Five influential authors who have written books on aspects of information overload will come together in a "virtual literary salon" produced by IORG - the Information Overload Research Group.
Xerox's long heritage of research and understanding in how people interact with information will help us get a handle on the problem of information overload.
com) has been tapped by award winning author, researcher and tech industry pundit Jonathan Spira to get the word out about his new book chronicling society's battle with Information Overload.
The Online Investors Companion is an antidote to information overload, guiding you directly to the 50 most essential investing resources on the Internet.
NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Overload Awareness Day, a new workplace observance that calls attention to the problem of information overload and how it impacts both individuals and organizations, will take place on August 12, 2009.

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