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HON 4960 Lifehacking the Literature: Information Impact


  • What does it mean to be in an 'information society'?
  • How do you use technology and for what purposes?
  • Is more technology / more information helpful or harmful?
  • What techniques do you use to control or filter the amount of information you consume?
  • Do you have a 'filter bubble'?  Is it self-created, or has it been created for you?

Required Materials

Information Trends Analysis

Analyze an existing graph or table of an information trend in a one page essay in which you discuss how the data was generated, what trends does it show, what implications can be deduced from the data, and what additional data would be complementary to this data to analyze the trend.  Cite your source for the graph and include the graph on a separate page.

Possible sources for this assignment:

Other Readings & Diversions

It's not Information Overload, It's Filter Failure - Clay Shirky (24 min.)

Supplementary Materials