On Tuesday 29 June I was at the conference 'innovate with information' in Groningen (NL). I was being asked to kick-off the conference with a thought-breaking presentation about social media meant for librarians, information professionals and communication staff. Of course, most of them were already using social media extensively. So how to tease them?
I think I conceptualized the whole meaning of 'social' in social media differently, and how to grasp the issue of the information overload. I argued that information overload will only increase due to social media because more and more people are increasingly storing and sharing fragmented information through these media. However, social media can also assist people to make sense of this information overload, as it offers ways to filter the information.
My slides and text are available on SlideShare: