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Data Smog

by David Shenk

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24272518M
ISBN 109780061446030, 9780061844584, 9780061446023

"data smog,' an expression for the noxious muck and druck of the information age. Data smog gets in the way; it crowds out quiet mo- ments, and obstructs much-needed contemplation. It spoils conver- sation, literature, and even entertainment. It thwarts skepticism, rendering us less sophisticated as consumers and citizens. It stresses us out.   Mr. Shenk wrote a wonderful book about a related subject some three years ago, called Data Smog. Data Smog is a pithy phrase that accurately describes what life has become for too many of us – smothered by veritable mountains of useless information, on the Internet, on TV, in e-mails, on the sides of buildings.

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Data Smog is the best presentation of a cautionary view of today's information society that I've read, and those trying to balance their view of the effect the today's technology may have on themselves and society will probably benefit from this book. Book October cognitive overload (Vollmann, ), data smog (Shenk, ) and more recently, information fatigue syndrome (Wurman,


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Data Smog by David Shenk Download PDF EPUB FB2

I found the thirteen laws of data smog very interesting, and the antidotes to combat these laws were informative and helpful. Overall, this book rates slightly above average, due to it being 8 years old, and many of the topics discussed have already taken place.

If the author were to write an updated edition, then I would rate it by: This book has been on my "to read" list for many years and, noticing it in the library, I decided to tackle it.

For a book written 14 years ago, it is surprisingly relevant today. If anything, the smog has gotten worse. The book illustrates the "laws of data smog" and discusses some ways to tackle the problem. Here are the laws, with some /5.

Data smog refers to an overwhelming amount of data and information - often obtained through an Internet search - whose volume serves more to confuse the user than illuminate a topic. Data smog is a term coined from a book written by the journalist David Shenk, which deals with the influence of the information technology revolution and how the.

Media scholar and cyber-pundit David Shank deftly dismantles all the hype and exposes the unsettling impact of information overload, or data smog, on our individual well-being (emotional and physical) and on our society at large.

In Data Smog, I tried to suss out the most glaring potholes and suggest a few useful detours. “Something marvelous has been happening to humankind,” I wrote in the book’s preface.

Following is the thirteen laws of Data Smog concluded from the whole book. Before reading the whole content, I was attracted by the condensed words and sharp meaning in the first part of book.

Reader likes to be treated as wise as the author, David Shenk is really a wisest author/5. Though one may not agree with all of Shenk's theories, his book nonetheless forces one to re-evaluate the effects that data smog has on daily life and its long-term social and political consequences.

As Shenk sees it, data smog is bad for your health, promoting stress, memory overload, compulsive behavior and attention-deficit disorder. Data smog: surviving the information glut User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. In this engaging look at some of the side effects of the Information Age, Shenk convincingly argues that the reality of "data smog," or information overload, is surely leading to more societal ills Read full review2/5(1).

Data Smog The book by David Shenk that addressed how information overload from the Internet will make it increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction. Considering the Internet was commercialized only two years before the book was written, and the amount of information and disinformation on the Web and social media today is.

Far SMOG is an important book, more important than most people will realize. Cyberspace is the thing these days, but human biology will never catch up. And the more we try to catch up, the more we should expect to forget things like what we ate this morning, or what it's like to be at peace without some switch always clicking in our.

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They should be directed to the Bureau of Automotive Repair, Smog Check Manual Author via email to. Data smog is a metaphor that compares big data's ability to overload individuals and systems with the smoke and fog that pollutes the air in big cities, making the atmosphere hazy.

The term was coined by David Shenk in a book of the same name. Data Smog is really a book about democracy and what it will take to keep that troubled idea alive and breathing in years ahead." - JAY ROSEN, Director, Project on Public Life and the Press, New York University "This book is an oxygen mask.

Take it along when you need to breathe/5(98). This myth-shattering manifesto also outlines a welter of practical strategies for minimizing data smog's polluting effects - from curtailing junkmail and telephone sales pitches to instituting all-out "data fasts." Cited By.

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Data smog: surviving the information glut. [David Shenk] -- We are awash in information: faxes, e-mail, news, infotainment, and advertising overwhelm us even as CEOs and politicians herald the dawn of a glorious and profitable Information Age.

Media scholar. Data Smog is really a book about democracy and what it will take to keep that troubled idea alive and breathing in years ahead.” — Jay Rosen, Director, Project.

The First Law of Data Smog Information, once rare and cherished like caviar, is now plentiful and taken for granted like potatoes.

Still, the concept of too much information seems odd and vaguely inhuman. This is because, in evolutionary-historical terms, this weed in our information landscape has just sprouted--it is only about fifty years old. The Great Smog of London, or Great Smog ofwas a severe air-pollution event that affected the British capital of London in early December A period of cold weather, combined with an anticyclone and windless conditions, collected airborne pollutants—mostly arising from the use of coal—to form a thick layer of smog over the city.

It lasted from Friday 5 December to Tuesday 9 Coordinates: 51°30′25″N 0°07′37″W / °N. Book Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. Twitter Facebook Link Print. Share "Let us call this unexpected, unwelcome part of our atmosphere 'data smog,' an expression for the noxious muck and dreck of the information age.

Data smog gets in the way; it crowds out quiet moments, and obstructs much-needed contemplation. Data Smog Between voice mail email, faxes, hour news, and dozens of channels on television, it's becoming harder to sift through a constant barrage of information.

Guest host Korva Coleman. The laws of data smog --Spammed! -- The black shakes -- Skeptical in Seattle -- "A new generation of geniuses" -- The Thunderbird problem -- Paralysis by analysis -- Stat wars -- The two-by-four effect -- Village of Babel -- A nation of lonely molecules -- Superdemocracy -- Creatures from the Info Lagoon -- Dataveillance -- Anecdotage -- The.As Crane Brinton points out in his classic book The Anatomy of Revolution, power tends to oscillate among the conservative, moderate, and radical elements of society following a political the same may be said of the social revolution brought about by the Internet.

David Shenk’s Data Smog represents a moderation in thought about the information revolution, being neither so.The author did not like my review of his book Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut (New York: HarperEdge, ).

That's fine. I found many faults in the book, particularly the lack of solid research that needs to be done and documented when an author posits a truism.