Filtering and withdrawing: strategies for coping with information overload in everyday contexts

@article{Savolainen2007FilteringAW,
  title={Filtering and withdrawing: strategies for coping with information overload in everyday contexts},
  author={Reijo Savolainen},
  journal={Journal of Information Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={33},
  pages={611 - 621}
}
  • Reijo Savolainen
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Journal of Information Science
The study investigates the ways in which people experience information overload in the context of monitoring everyday events through media such as newspapers and the internet. [...] Key Method Two major strategies for coping with information overload were identified. The filtering strategy is based on the determined weeding out of material deemed useless. This strategy is favoured in networked information environments. The withdrawal strategy is more affectively oriented, emphasizing the need to protect oneself…Expand
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