It’s an age of accelerated information and information overload. The rate and way in which we receive information has changed dramatically: from newspapers and radio and a few nightly news programs to constant news online. We have made our lives available to the world in “tweetable” moments. As much as we try to stop consuming the vast amounts of info coming at us, we wrestle against a paranoia of ‘missing out’ on important information or being out of the loop on something. How can we rest from information, take a Sabbath for our technology or information use? How does this help us to become the right kind of factivist? The onus is more and more on us to find "the truth" and to be aware of our own biases in what we share and don't.
Join Jun Young, an award-winning entrepreneur and communications strategist, and David Kinnaman, the President of Barna Group, in this Barna Frame as they wrestle through what our responsibility looks like in how we read and disseminate information.
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About the Author
Jun Young is an award-winning entrepreneur and communications strategist. He is the founder and CEO of ZUM Communications, a marketing and communications agency geared towards high-tech firms. A graduate of the doctoral program in communications from the University of Washington, Jun is also a published social scientist and communication theorist with research interest in mediated relationships, workplace communication, and leadership. Jun lives in Seattle with his wife, Amy, and their two daughters.
David Kinnaman is president of the Barna Group, a private research company located in Ventura, California. He is a much requested speaker on a variety of themes: cultural diversity, young adults, adolescents, vocation and leadership. He and his wife Jill and their three children live in California.