Information overload

Being a “millennial,” I live in an age where information is constantly at my fingertips. I don’t need to wait for the morning newspaper or the 10 o’clock news; everything is constantly being updated every second on Google News, Twitter, the nytimes.com – everywhere. The problem with this, though, is that anytime I am not online or reading news, it seems as though I am “out of the loop,” unaware of the hyper current events that are happening around me in the world, and it makes me feel ignorant. Lack of awareness is unsettling – when other people know things that you do not know, regardless of what it is. But there are only so many hours in a day, yet the constant stream of information never stops. How do we prevent ourselves from being completely drowned in this incessant news flow and still be a knowledgeable citizen of the world?

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