Information InFiltration. Pronounced: "Discordia r us."
[- IM, I Said...
By amy, Section editors' corner Posted on Mon Dec 29th, 2003 at 05:19:38 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME
From time to time, I yack here about my mailing list and other electronic "push" communication withdrawal - i.e., I get overwhelmed by media that come to me, rather than letting me go to them when I want to (like weblogs, websites, etc.) On that note, Jakob Nielsen's thoughts on IM, Not IP (Information Pollution.) Although I agree with many of his sentiments, his proposed solution and conclusion leave me a bit uneasy. Should we predetermine what "hot topics" are of interest to us on a discussion group? Do we really want software to "protect users' time just as strictly as the most vigilant executive secretary protects a CEO's calendar"?