Yesterday, October 20, 2020, was Information Overload Day, a workplace observance that calls attention to the problem of Information Overload and how it impacts both individuals and organisations. The Information Overload Research Group or IORG is the steward of Information Overload Day. It considers Information Overload as an excess of information that results in the loss of ability to make decisions, process information, and prioritise tasks. According to the group, the problem costs the U.S. economy a minimum of $988B (nearly €833.4B)per year in lowered productivity and throttled innovation.
The moment you search for a specific piece of information on the internet, you get drowned in a deluge of information. Weeding out the clutter to find exactly what you’re looking for can sometimes get really frustrating. Also, while dealing with web content, you seldom have to wade through tonnes of senseless information, until you find something meaningful and insightful. This is exactly where this British-Israeli startup called CRUX comes into play.