There's a trend that seems to be ongoing, but I'm noticing it even
more recently. People seem to be spending less time going through
information in depth and less willing to spend time on information.
We seem to be snacking on information, not consuming it in big
And it's been something I've been really wondering about on all
kinds of levels. I've mentioned before
Stop Reading - Skim Dive Skim and that seems to be how people
consume blog posts much more these days. I've also noticed a trend
towards more twitter mentions of blog posts, but less deep
commenting behavior much less thoughtful blog responses.
Inside corporations, there certainly seems to be a continual theme
of spending less time on learning activities. In some cases,
there's almost an anger about providing additional information to
Thus, for February the question is:
Instruction in an Information Snacking Culture?
There are a lot of aspects to this question:
- Has there really been a shift? Are people changing their
information consumption? Are they really snacking more?
- Do we need to think about instruction differently? Is it a
matter of better design so that people are engaged beyond a snack?
- Is this a problem? I feel like it's harder to get a deep
conversation going, especially in a twitter world. But maybe that's
me. How can we effectively work and learn in an information
I'm hoping this will actually be a case where we will get
beyond snacks to a good exchange because this is something that I'm
really wondering about and would like to discuss.
How to Respond:
Option 1 - Simply put your thoughts in a comment below. This may be
hard given the complexity of the topic.
Option 2 -
Step 1 - Post in your blog (please link to this post).
Step 2 - Put a comment in this blog with an HTML ready link that I
can simply copy and paste (an HTML anchor tag
will only copy and past, thus, I would also recommend you include
your NAME immediately before your link. So, it should look
Tony Karrer -
or you could also include your blog name with something like:
Tony Karrer -
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