April 16, 2008 at 8:26 am (PR Musings, socialTNT) (always on, Blackberry, blogging, chris lynn, Christi Eubanks, Facebook, GigaOm, information overload, iPhone, Marshall Kirkpatrick, Modern Life, offline, Paull Young, Read/Write Web, socialTNT, Stacey Higginbotham, stress, technology, twitter)
This is a post I contributed to my friend Chris Lynn’s blog, socialTNT.
With Blackberries and iPhones keeping us constantly connected to an online IV stream, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to disconnect. As of late, discussion around the problems of our “always on” lifestyles seem to be popping up everywhere. Last month, the Churchill Club held a panel on the issue of information overload. And, even more alarming, The New York Times recently chronicled the health problems–and two deaths–resulting from the demands of round-the-clock blogging. While not as severe as those tragic cases, I recently came face-to-face with my own info-addiction.