Dark Side of Information

My colleague Lyn Robinson and I have a paper appearing in the latest issue of Journal of Information Science, continuing our long-standing interests in the ‘dark side’ of information. The paper analyses the literature on a variety of issues, from information overload, information avoidance and library anxiety to the madness of crowds and the paradox of choice, and asks whether Web 2.0 marks the end of civilisation, and whether digital literacy is an answer.

The reference is: D Bawden and L Robinson, The dark side of information: overload, anxiety and other paradoxes and pathologies, Journal of Information Science, 2009, 35(2), 180-191

Anyone seeking a post-Easter antidote to digital over-indulgence might find it just right.

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