Monday, January 21, 2013

Info Overload?


Americans Consume 34 GBs of Data Daily

http://mashable.com/2009/12/09/american-data-diet/


"In all, we spend about 11.8 hours per day absorbing mass quantities of information, sometimes multitasking in front of multiple screens simultaneously."
Although posted in 2009, the subject is interesting and a good reference point for understanding the information explosion. The pie chart in the article nicely illustrates the breakdown of "electronic diversions" yet the text has numerical data that could benefit by being visualized as well. 

This simple graphic found elsewhere--through a comparison--helps conceptualize just how huge 34 GBs is... http://www.npr.org/news/graphics/2011/11/big-data/gr-25gb-300.gif

and this graph (although very subjective) helps visualize the concept better
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1069/5099479638_162426816b.jpg




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