By Brad Beckstrom
Turn off the Firehose
I really felt I had it all together. I was on a high quality, low information diet. I was limiting my social media use to output and using a feed reader to follow bloggers and writers that I trust.
In early March, I’d been traveling around Prague and Budapest for over a week and had barely looked at the news. The bars, cafés, and sights were bustling for that time of year. The weather was unseasonably warm in both cities.
Then the global pandemic took off. Up to that point I’d heard about Wuhan, the cruise ship, and a few other hotspots, but as we all recall things happened very quickly. I jumped on a plane home and less than a week later Hungary was entirely shut down. The world had changed.[Read more…] about Are you drowning in news and social media content? Here are 8 ideas that will make you smarter.