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On Aug 20 Esteban Manchado Velázquez wrote: Good, but expected more
Much more focused on American politics than I expected, which sometimes made it hard to relate to. There are definitely many interesting parts, and a fair amount of food for thought, but some of the advice feels a bit too demanding. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On May 19 Fábio Fortkamp wrote: Too focused on politics
The problem with the book, in my opinion, is its bias toward politics. Because of the author's political background, there seems to be an equality between "information" and "political news". Many examples and concepts involve left vs right debates, or how Republicans or Democrats disagree on some subject. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On May 7 Ninajean Slone wrote: Oh Man! Do we need this...
How do I tell the difference between what I need, what I want, and stuff that just wastes valuable time? Im glad I read this book, because it is helping me to make better choices. If were to go to a book store and then browse the self-help section about, oh, say self-confidence, I would come up with a bunch of titles. Now, the problem is which one is really going to help me? I thought I had a self-confidence problem until I read a book recently that explained how to know if you have a self-confidence problem. I dont. My problem is in not having enough external validation. I know I do good work, and Im proud of my work. But when there isnt anyone else to use a sounding board for my ideas, then it just makes it kinda hard to know if Im actually making progress, or just think I am. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

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On Jul 31 Janet Barclay wrote:
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Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jul 3 Rob Lambert wrote:
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Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jun 17 Chris Allen wrote: Perfect timing, to publish this book for 2012
like many people I know, I reckoned I had my web news diet down to a fine art. I follow people I know, trust and agree with, and then just read the news they alert me to. Sorted. But then . . . Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On May 15 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption
Book Review: The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption by Clay A. Johnson: Publisher- O'Reilly: ISBN- 13: 978-1449304683The Information Diet is an smart idea but presentation is not up to the mark. Clay repeatedly compares information with eating habits. Though comparison is good but same idea is repeated throughout… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On May 9 Mike Ball wrote: Book Review: The Information Diet
Let me say two things plainly. First, Clay John tortures the comparison of food and information consumption to death…and beyond. He loves his cleverness. Second, the middle of his book contains ample rewards for sticking with it out that far. Note on the tail end: The author buries links to… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On May 8 Simon MacDonald wrote:
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Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

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On Feb 28 Kazuya Sakakihara wrote: Good read, but a bit inclined towards politics
I came to know this book when I was feeling almost clueless about my bad habit of checking Google Reader incessantly and indulging in Hacker News, where I found a mention to the book in a post about kind of Get Things Done if I remember correctly. Naturally I expected it to be a practical guide, in a sense that it would tell me some hands-on tutorial to get out of the information overload. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On Jan 24 Paul Wallbank wrote: Book review: The Information Diet
Clay A. Johnson describes how to manage information overload Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jan 17 VM Brasseur wrote: Book Review: “The Information Diet” by Clay Johnson from O’Reilly Media
“Much as a poor diet gives us a variety of diseases, poor information diets give us new forms of ignorance—ignorance that comes not from a lack of information, but from overconsumption of it, and sicknesses and delusions that don’t affect the underinformed but the hyperinformed and the well educated.” This… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jan 5 Zoltan Varju wrote: The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption by Clay A. Johnson [Review]
According to Johnson there is no such thing as information overload. Rather, we consume junk information produced by contetnt farms. He proposes conscious consumption of information which is not about consuming less, but developing a balanced and healthy habit just like when you go on a diet. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Dec 25 Pasan Wijesinghe wrote: Beware of Wrong Information Habbits
Clay Johnson describes how our information consumption pattern can be unhealthy, to both body and mind and is really successful in establishing an analogy between food consumption and information consumption. That makes the theoretical facts presented in the book easy to understand. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Dec 19 Ivo Flipse wrote: The Information Diet [review]
      The main point of the book is to consider your intake of information similar to your food diet. Which is quite apt: one of the ways to stay healthy is to not overconsume. Well the same applies to information, because we tend to consume information sitting down,… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Dec 14 Shawn Day wrote: Choose your information wisely
The premise of the Information Diet by Clay Johnson is: 'What if we started managing our information consumption like we managed our food consumption?' And so it begins. This is a fascinating book framed as an open discussion in which Johnson carries along this metaphor or information intake being likened to nutritional sustenance. This is not the first attempt to diagnosis the problem and surely won't be the last, but this interesting parallel with nutrition and diet is -- please pardon me for this -- great food for thought ;-) Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

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