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The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption--New from O'Reilly Media Just as too much junk food can lead to obesity, too much junk information can lead to ignorance. "The Information Diet" (O'Reilly, $22.99 USD) shows you how to thrive in this information glut--what to look for, what to avoid, and how to be selective. Sebastopol, CA (I-Newswire) December 12, 2011

- The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information

And just as too much junk food can lead to obesity, too much junk information can lead to ignorance. "The Information Diet" (O'Reilly, $22.99 USD) shows you how to thrive in this information glut--what to look for, what to avoid, and how to be selective. In the process, author Clay

"2012 aims to be more filled with junk information than any other year in human history," notes Johnson, the founder of Blue State Digital, the firm "That's why it's time for an Information Diet." In "The Information Diet," you will: - Discover why eminent scholars are worried about our state of attention and general intelligence - Examine how today's media-- Big Info--give us exactly what we want: content that confirms our beliefs - Learn to take steps to develop data literacy, attention fitness, and a healthy sense of humor - Become engaged in the economics of information by learning how to reward good information providers Just like a normal, healthy food diet, "The Information Diet" is not about consuming less--it's about finding a healthy balance that works for you.

New Year's Resolution O'Reilly Media founder Tim O'Reilly, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, LifeHacker founder Gina Trapani, and The Onion digital director Baratund http://www.informationdiet.com/diet Advance Praise "I've decided to be much more selective about what information I feed my head." --Gina Trapani "80 percent of Americans suffer from information obesity. That's not true, but it could be!" -- Baratunde Thurston "I'm cutting out low-quality information and I feel happier and more productive!" --Jennifer Pahlka, Founder, Code for America "My attention is the most valuable resource I have. I can protect it with an information diet." --Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist, Bit.ly "Unconscious consumption squanders our precious attention." --Ev Williams, Obvious Corporation For a review copy or more information please email peyton@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information. Tweet this: Make 'The Information Diet' your New Year's resolution: {\nolink http://bit.ly/t7Vxeu} Watch the Video: http://youtu.be/FDEgDp2U5BY Additional Resources The ebook is available now. The print book will be available Jan. 3, 2012. For more information about the Information Diet concept, see Clay Johnson's website: http://www.informationdiet.com For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bio, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920019978.do


About the Author Clay Johnson is best known as the founder of Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed Barack Obama's online campaign for the presiden After leaving Blue State, Johnson was the director of Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation, where he built an army of 2000 developers and desi The Information Diet Publisher: O'Reilly Media By Clay A. Johnson Print ISBN: 9781449304683 Pages: 160 Print Price: $22.99, Ebook Price: $19.99 order@oreilly.com 1-800-998-9938 1-707-827-7000

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The Information Diet A Case for Conscious ConsumptionNew from OReilly Media