- We have a huge number of feeds coming in via mobiles, the web, email, RSS… But what are we doing with this glut of data?
- With the drip-feed of read text from books and newspapers, our brains were able to assimilate the information and reflect in depth on it, drawing it into knowledge.
- Now, with the advent of hyper-text and the web’s ‘ecosystem of interruption technologies’ studies show that though we have faster data flows, we are unable to process it and turn information into joined-up thought.
- Does this matter for ‘people of the book’? Are we becoming less reflective, and thus growing digitally obese?
Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.