We are creating and consuming so much data. The rate is almost incomprehensible. To quantify the amount of information created we use numbers like quintillion, and zetabyte.
Many studies and reports have been conducted that explore the psychological impact of information technology.
This bombardment of information goes back before the 21st century. In fact it was a term that was popularized in the 60s and 70s. The issue with this data tidal wave is related to the age we live in. We have access to all this information, all of the time, from almost everywhere.
While information overload presents a real risk to our mental health, there are concrete actions we can take to help manage the risks.
This article by Oksana Tunikova does a great job at identifying the risks of information consumerism and giving practical advice on how to deal with them effectively.
Information consumerism has a direct link to your mental health.
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