I have an information addiction. Just ask my wife and kids. It is a struggle for me to put away my phone and focus. I am drawn to the latest tweet, email or blog post. This morning I came across Clay Johnson’s new book The Information Diet. Johnson’s contention is that just like junk food can ruin our personal health and overall society, bad information and its overconsumption has negative effects. The book is next on my reading list. Check out the website for the book here. There is a great list of tools and software to help us on our information diet. I am personally excited to try out Self Control which blocks email and websites for a predetermined time so I can concentrate on one task.
Here’s a video promoting the ideas in The Information Diet.