Information over the web has grown more than 50% today, compared with a year ago, according to a new survey by Magnify.net, reported by MediaPost. The sheer volume is partly the result of always being "on" and partly the result of proliferating numbers of devices and services.
(In a paradoxical way, this may work to the advantage of magazine editors and publishers who curate, filter and package information.62.5% of respondents said they wished they could filter out the flood of data, though this wish seems a bit pious when you read that 35% answer work emails while with children and 43% answer texts and emails while on dates or at social occasions.)
Connected To The Web
|Connection to the Web||(% of Respondents)|
|Wake up to bed time|| |
|9am to 9pm|| |
|Most of the work day|| |
|Source: Magnify.net, April 2011|
Steven Rosenbaum, author of Curation Nation, concludes that "... (since) the volume of raw data coming at us has increased more than 50% in the past 12 months... (and) as more digital devices and software services proliferate... data and speed of increase will grow exponentially... (and) will be unsustainable... "He goes on to suggest that "... algorithmic solutions, better spam filters, smarter search, and more connected devices will fact-expand the problem... (while) human data management, shared and community filtering, and personal recommendations will allow ‘content' consumers... (to) consume curated content... (and) surf less... "
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