Howard Rheingold: Information Wrangling — Seek, Sense, Share

Advanced Cyber/IO, Cultural Intelligence, IO Sense-Making
Howard Rheingold
Howard Rheingold

Bryan Alexander takes off from Jane Hart’s personal knowledge management routine to describe his own method of handling information overload, which he calls “information wrangling.” He works through channels and sources daily, reflects, and shares. Alexander details each of these processes in his blog.

Bryan Alexander

My daily info-wrangling routine

 

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Jane Hart describes her daily personal knowledge management (or PKM) routine.  It’s an inspiring yet practical workflow for information curation.  Or information wrangling, as I like to call it:

I like this framework for various purposes, starting with how it describes a way of handling information overload.  It’s also a good model for helping people transition from an analog (print, in-person) set of habits to one including the digital world.

Inspired by this, I’d like to describe my own.

Every day I work through a series of channels and sources (Hart’s “Seek” category), reflect on what I find (“Sense”), then share those reflections (“Share”).  I’ll break it down into three aspects, but keep in mind that there’s a lot of back-and-forth across them.

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