Appendix B. Further Reading

People

The concept of an information diet is a relatively new one, and the thoughts and ideas in this book come from research and interviews with scores of people. In addition to pointing you towards the research papers and books I’ve read and recommend to further your study, it’s also important to follow the people who are leading this field, who are studying how the mind works, the economics of information, and the ever-changing face of our news media.

As much of our scientific research still sits behind paywalls, interacting directly with the scientists who use social media has an added payoff: you’ll gain exposure to their work without having to subscribe to the various scientific publication services. In the spirit of infoveganism, I advise you to connect directly with these researchers and scientists.

Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts is the head of the web-spam team at Google, the person with the job of managing Panda, and maintaining Google’s delicate search relationship with content farms. He’s been called “Google’s Greenspan.”

http://twitter.com/mattcutts

http://mattcutts.com

Marco Iacaboni

Dr. Iacaboni’s insight on the consequences of neuroplasticity and how we affect each other is tremendously important to follow.

http://twitter.com/marcoiacoboni

http://iacoboni.bmap.ucla.edu/

Ryota Kanai

Dr. Kanai’s research links our brain’s structure to our political affiliations. His continued interests are around our perception of time, the neuroscience behind our attention, ...

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