Information Diet for the New Year

Information Diet for the New Year

Clay Johnson says we're suffering from "information obesity:" consuming too much "junk" news and too little healthy data. He proposes a new regime for the New Year...

Today, most Americans are awash in information. We watch cable TV, read blogs and newspapers, and share stories on Twitter and Facebook. Ironically, the most avid information consumers are often among the least-informed citizens. Author Clay Johnson says we're suffering from a kind of "information obesity:" consuming too much "junk food" and too little healthy data. He joins us to explore parallels between food and information, and proposes a new regime for the New Year.

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Clay Johnson

Author, "Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption" (O'Reilly)

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Chapter One:"The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption," by Clay Johnson. Copyright 2011 by O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission:

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