So as part of “PR” on a book one does interviews and presentations. Such information sources have data and tie to the book. Here is one that just came out this week.
So this raises the question of information overload in my mind. I sometimes feel like I get to much information, e.g. books, magazines, web pages, emails, tweets, blogs, forums, white papers, presentations, webinars, radio, TV, my dog barking, my wife, my family,…………
We all filter these. In the case of several of these information flows listed above, I filter at the wrong time, e.g. my dog cries to go out, I ignore, she poops in the house.
So be careful with filters and bias. We all have them. Do you even know the filters and bias you have? A good tester thinks about these things. You need good filters. You need to know when to turn the filters on and off as a tester. If you don’t know about information filters and bias as a tester, you should do some more reading on these subjects.
I hope you don’t filter this blog and interview. I am still trying to understand better ways to filter the information age. Let me know if you have some good ones. I’d like to improve filters for email, tweets, and forums.