And just as too much junk food can lead to obesity, too much junk information can lead to ignorance. The Information Diet (O'Reilly, $22.99 USD) shows you how to thrive in this information glut—what to look for, what to avoid, and how to be selective. In the process, author Clay Johnson explains the role information has played throughout history, and why following his prescribed diet is essential for everyone who strives to be smart, productive, and sane.
"2012 aims to be more filled with junk information than any other year in human history," notes Johnson, the founder of Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed Barack Obama's online campaign for the presidency in 2008. "That's why it's time for an Information Diet."
In The Information Diet, you will:
Just like a normal, healthy food diet, The Information Diet is not about consuming less—it's about finding a healthy balance that works for you.
New Year's Resolution
O'Reilly Media founder Tim O'Reilly, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, LifeHacker founder Gina Trapani, and The Onion digital director Baratunde Thurston are among those joining Clay Johnson in making The Information Diet their New Year's resolution. Please join them:
"I've decided to be much more selective about what information I feed my head."
"80 percent of Americans suffer from information obesity. That's not true, but it could be!"
"I'm cutting out low-quality information and I feel happier and more productive!"
—Jennifer Pahlka, Founder, Code for America
"My attention is the most valuable resource I have. I can protect it with an information diet."
—Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist, Bit.ly
"Unconscious consumption squanders our precious attention."
—Ev Williams, Obvious Corporation
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Make 'The Information Diet' your New Year's resolution: http://bit.ly/t7Vxeu
The ebook is available now. The print book will be available Jan. 3, 2012.
For more information about the Information Diet concept, see Clay Johnson's website:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bio, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920019978.do
The Information Diet
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
By Clay A. Johnson
Print ISBN: 9781449304683 Ebook ISBN: 9781449321550
Print Price: $22.99 Ebook Price: $19.99
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