No comfort at the bottom of the feed: how to prevent information overload in the time of Covid (The Guardian)

The Guardian: No comfort at the bottom of the feed: how to prevent information overload in the time of Covid. “Information-seeking has become a complex habit to manage during recent years of plague and unrest. For some, both relief and anxiety are found on platforms where work, play and social connection are increasingly blurred. It feels necessary to be informed and prepared, but it’s also easy to fall into the numbing embrace of case rates and vaccination statistics – as if comfort can be found at the bottom of the feed.” I am actually not doing this to keep myself informed or because I like scaring myself silly. I’m doing this because I think this collection will be useful to researchers later on when they want to study this time in history. And if it won’t, well, at least I’m keeping myself busy.

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