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För mycket information?: En analys av begreppet Information Overload mot bakgrund av det framväxande informationssamhället
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
1996 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Too Much Information? : An analysis of the concept information overload in view of the emerging information society (English)
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with the concept "Information Overload" (IO). It describes the intellectual content of the idea as well as its supposed domains of activity. Furthermore it problemizes the image of "Information", "Information Society" and other concepts related to those phenomenons. A division by two fundamental different distinctions of IO are being made. Information Overload serves as a name for: I. An information-intensive environment. II. A spectrum of different psychic reactions to the environment. As for the supposed domains of activity it is also divided into two basically different categories: I. The specific information-intensive environment. II. Information overload as a major symtom of modem society. One hypothesis proposed is: When a society is overcrowded with information, the meaning of specific information tend to be fragmentized to individuals in that society. Therefore, it is multiple fragments of multiple meanings that serve as a base in those persons interpretations of reality.

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University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 1996.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Institutionen Bibliotekshögskolan, ISSN 1401-5358 ; 1996:45
Keywords [en]
Information Overload, informationsöverflöd, informationssamhälle, informationsmedier
Keywords [sv]
IT-samhälle, verklighetsfragmentisering, kommunikationskultur
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-17762Local ID: 2320/13705OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-17762DiVA, id: diva2:1309674
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