Associated Press writer Jocelyn Noveck has a fun, thought-provoking article, “50 things that changed our lives in the aughts.” The list includes everything from blogs (“I blog, you blog, he blogs… How did we spend our time before blogging?”) to yoga (“By the end of the decade, even Grandma could do downward-facing dogs on her Wii Fit”), and everything in between (cameras, foodies, Google, organic).
Here’s what she has to say about information overload: “An explosion in Internet use led to an overload of information about practically everything. It’s at our fingertips, but is it accurate? Some call it part of a larger phenomenon, namely…”
Which is followed by instant gratification: “Otherwise known as being able to get anything you want within an instant. Often referred to as a theme of the decade.”
Read the full article.