As I reflect on my experience of overload I realize that for me it happens when I’m unable to make connections between what I’m learning and what I already know. I need to organize the information in ways that encourage connection-making. This might involve more careful selection of what I read or it might require a better filter, especially when I’m on Twitter late at night. Being aware of my own habits have already reduced my experiences of information overload.
"We know we’re products of the food we eat. Why wouldn’t we also be products of the information we consume? [..] The responsibility for healthy consumption lies with human technology, in the software of the mind." Clay Johnson, Information Diet