Infotention is Howard Rheingold’s term for the psycho-social-techno skill/tools we need to find our way online.
The basis of Infotention, according to Rheingold is:
Honing the mental ability to deploy the form of attention appropriate for each moment is an essential internal skill for people who want to find, direct, and manage streams of relevant information by using online media knowledgeably.
Knowing how to put together intelligence dashboards, news radars, and information filters from online tools like persistent search and RSS is the external technical component of information literacy.
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