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Posted on November 8, 2018

There is a moment, you just get so annoyed by the notifications continuing jumping up in on phone, and you just so tired to check out. It happens a lot, so mostly when people are having vocation, the first thing is to shut down the phone and mailbox. For me three-day long no mailbox-checking is really like a relief. We are living a world switching to an information explosion world, it is so easy to get an access to information, and actually, we are informed every second from internet, newspapers, conversations. So, working as a magnetic disk, our brain is selecting and storing useful information from a bunch of texts, and when you actually think about it, most of the information are unrelated and useless. As undergraduate, since it seems impossible to change the environment we are in like isolating form others: we are social and the information connect us, it’s important for us to understand the essence of information-overload and to build up the ability to process information. So, I am interesting in the effects of the information-overload and how to prevent it through learning. It’s important not for student, but every worker, if we do not do anything, people will be overwhelmed by the information and due to a low-effective performance.


  1. Kristina Lucenko

    I like how this topic is evolving, Jiayang. The way you’ve presented the problem here as “information overload” emphasizes the role of digital reading and communication technologies (like phones) in creating a feeling of distraction, stress, and fatigue. Are you finding good research on this issue?

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