Too much information? Not enough filters?

Hat tip to iLibrarian for posting about Clay Shirky’s (author of Here Comes Everybody) keynote at the Web 2.0 conference this week in NYC. The talk was titled: “It’s not Information Overload.  It’s Filter Failure.”   [iLibrarian also provided a handy link to the video of Shirky’s talk.]

Mitch Wagner at Information Week had a good summary of the talk: “The problem is that our filters are inadequate. And privacy breakdowns are a similar problem — privacy is threatened because the filters we relied on to keep our private data confidential are broken, and we haven’t evolved good mechanisms to replace those filters yet.”

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About Erika Wayne

Erika V. Wayne is deputy library director and lecturer in law at Stanford Law School. Along with George Wilson, Kate Wilko and Paul Lomio, Erika Wayne has co-taught Advanced Legal Research for 3 years. Erika's interest in Open Access dates back to the 1996 when she helped in the development of the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse -- the first court designated internet site for public posting of securities litigation filings. And, she hates to pay for *anything* that should be free. She has a law degree from Penn and a library degree from Illinois.

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