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Volume 22
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Reips, Ulf-Dietrich (2003): Psychologische Forschung zum und im Internet [Psychological research on and in the Internet]. In Psychologie in Österreich, 22 (1) pp. 19-25. Available online

 

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... in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.

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