Knowledge over information

Lately, I've had a couple of important chats regarding how much information we consume on a daily basis, and its importance to how we apprehend knowledge to produce something new and useful. The world wide web and social media have brought many marvelous things to the way we educate ourselves, communicate and share. But with permanent connection comes permanent unplugging, at least if we don't do something about it.

Bottom line: we're blocked by these enormous amounts of information, infected with the fear of missing out. In fact, we're actually blocking ourselves from the real things that matter, such as: what the hell am I going to do with all these articles, infographics, tools, stats and perspectives?

A few weeks back, this tweet by Armando Alves opened my eyes to the matter. In fact, it was upon reflecting that I decided to:

  1. Cut by half my RSS feeds (trust me, you don't really need that much information)
  2. Start a blog and produce my own content

There's no bright future in the information age. Only the ones who master knowledge will survive.