Is the internet giving us information overload. Before the internet boom most of us got our news from whatever news station from your local area or local newspaper. Today everyone is trying to keep up with everything though social networks, but with so much information coming in, is it too much?
“There was no connection between the number of news outlets people were using, so it made us think it was the device,” Holton told me. “You see less of a statistically significance between outlets and more between platforms.”
“We expected to find some overload in the use of Twitter or YouTube because there is so much content,” Holton said. “But there was no significance we found. Twitter was almost baseline.”
“Knowing what you’re looking for can decrease overload or perceptions of overload. So can constant engagement,” he said.