Do you agree?
Have you been to Scarecrow Video? That place is the embodiment of information overload!
That's true, but if you're going to Scarecrow and all you know is that it's movie night then you'll definitely experience information overload.
I agree that if you have some way of narrowing down your preferences, then it'll be easier to find one movie to watch, but what if you have no preferences at the time or you only know you want to watch something that has a cool plot twist at the end?
I think the term "information overload" isn't really the correct term. Its more a problem with lack of meta-data. If scarecrow had more meta-data about each of their movies and a better browsing app, then finding a movie would be a lot simpler.
I think this argument is straying from what the article was trying to get at. The Scarecrow problem is more of a navigation issue than a processing issue.
The article is more about all the inputs coming at us from all the different sources. Traditionally, people have argued that we are getting overloaded with info and can no longer process it all. The article is arguing that people are feeling more empowered and not simply getting overloaded.
My only issue is that people often don't understand their own state of being. They may feel empowered but are they really empowered?
Thanks for your feedback! Team Branch