A Guide to Finding Up to the Minute Details on the Latest News

11 March 2011 Categories: information overload

While the rise of social networking sites has given unprecedented access to the latest information and news, finding that information can be a daunting task. This guide will teach you which sites to use, provide some tips for successful searches, and use the current unrest in the Middle East as an example.

Maria RainierThis is a guest post by Maria Rainier. Maria is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident blogger at First in Education where she writes about education, online degrees, and what it takes to succeed as a student getting an online masters degree from home. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.


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Christchurch earthquake: images, updates and information resources

23 February 2011 Categories: information overload

I've collected some places across the web where you can get upadates about the Christchurch earthquake.

Flickr Images

maching the quary christchurch earthquake.

A screen grab from Flickr search results about the Christchurch earthquake

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Presentation: Tools and practices for Finding and processing information online

29 October 2010 Categories: information overload

Below is the presentation of a talk I gave in an ISOC-IL meetup about information management.The presentation describes Tools and practices that will help you:

  • Find interesting and useful stuff, mostly with RSS streams you build.
  • Share and store what you find.
  • Retrieve information you've processed.

Tool and practices for Finding and processing information online

View more presentations from Eyal Sela.



Use Visual Cues to Identify Non-Interesting Content in Your RSS Stream

29 August 2010 Categories: information overload

One of the advantages of RSS is that it lets you skim through big amounts of content. To make it even easier, you can insert visual cues to the names of content sources. That way, your eye will identify the source of the headline even before you start reading it.


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How I Use Gmail Multiple-Inboxes Lab Feature to Manage E-mail Overload

25 June 2010 Categories: information overload

Back in February 2009 I wrote a post about a new lab feature that Google added to Gmail – multiple inboxes. After more than a year of using this great feature, I'd like to share how it helps me manage my e-mail (overload).

What is a Gmail multiple inboxes

Gmail multiple inboxes allows you to have more than one ‘inbox’ in your default Gmail view. You can have up to 5 additional panels and set them to display labels, your starred messages, drafts or any search you want next to your inbox. To learn how to set it up read my previous post about it.



The ‘Top-Notch Technology and Media Blogs’ Search Engine

19 January 2010 Categories: information overload

custom_search_logo[1]I often find that Google isn't quite tuned in to my search needs. Although I would rather that it only searched sites I know and trust, I often get results from sites that don't look trustworthy or aren't of high quality.

That is why I've created a custom search engine that only searches the best technology sitesThe 'Top-Notch Technology and Media Blogs' Search Engine.

Try it out