We are deeply immersed in the Information Age – a digital holograph filled with intelligence and instant access to vast knowledge. An incredible smorgasbord and roaring sea of content in the land of bytes and bites. But for many of us, instead it becomes an Overwhelm of Information — Age. A saturated terrain of constant information, data, distraction, and clutter. It can be challenging to keep up with everything we’d like to and ignore or dodge what we don’t. We have immediate access to both the information we need and desire, yet are bombarded with a constant stream of cluttered content not relevant to us that speeds by in every direction in this fast-paced information superhighway.
Instant access 24/7 from unlimited sources, worldwide – at our fingertips, touch screens, and voice commands, — all resting in the cloud waiting for us to engage, interact, and make use of what we discover. We navigate through a colossal mountain of information with our discernment and critical thinking skills, excavate, and extract what’s valuable to others and us. The incredible amount of data, bits and pieces of content, news, digital info pods, and endless paper piles we amass, encounter, and gather is not only astounding, – but compounding.
Not all of the information is to save for a later use, but when we do save it, is it easily accessible or is it lost in the inter-webs, or somewhere on our computer, phone, or in some random file or folder that takes hours, days, or months to locate?
Where do you save your information? Where do you put your essential stuff?
On scraps of papers, sticky and refrigerator notes, bookmarked website links, digital computer folders, “saved” paper piles for later, computer lists, notes or reminders on your phone, emails, discussion threads, notebooks, file folders, on a content management service, on social media, in journals, or elsewhere?
Are you able to find the valuable info when you need it? Easily? Or with great effort, energy, and time?
Some more questions to consider:
- How do you manage all of your digital and analog information? Is it an easy, smooth, and organized process? Or painful, time-consuming, and drudgery?
- How challenging would it be to put your essential information in piles and folders?
- How do you protect and preserve the info you want to revisit later to use or share?
- Do you have a system in place to catalog important info?
- Do you use content management systems, software programs, or mobile apps to store and save files?
- Do you use folders on your desktop? Bookmarks on your internet browser? Do you have a saved folder on your social media accounts with categories to enter links, take action, review later, or things to share, etc.?
- Or are you old school and create paper lists, keep notebooks, use collages or scrapbooking, or file folders?
- Do you have different categories of information in specific places online? Like your health info in one place, your photos or memes in another, book or article recommendations and products someplace else?
- What’s worth saving? What would you want to share and make accessible to others?
- Would it be useful to organize, condense, and streamline your information in one central spot to make it easier to access, share, and download?
Being able to effectively organize information can be a necessity for someone going through a traumatic recovery from an acute health event, an accident, someone enduring a chronic condition, a new parent, and someone caring for an elder ailing parent, etc. As a content creator, storing, and cataloguing information results in productivity and efficiency. Even if you’re an avid reader or researcher on various topics of interest, knowing where all the content is and how it is organized makes drawing upon it later much easier.
Or maybe you love saving an assortment of helpful, educational, or inspirational goodies and gems from media clips, to recipes, to alternative remedies to try, or do it yourself projects? Or you like to collect everything from quotes, research, images, create lists of books or products to buy, track recommendations from others, or things you’d to share, and more? Whoever you are and whatever content you find beneficial, having a secure place to easily transport your info as you walk in the world, and be able to easily access it, and effectively share it when needed — is the way it should be!
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~ Melissa A. Curtin