The Hyperlinked Life: Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information Overload (Frames) is one in a series called Frames put out by the Barna Group. These are small, short little books about one topic of cultural relevance.
I was drawn to this book from its subtitle: Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information Overload. This is a topic that fascinates me as it is a struggle every single day in my own life. How to engage with culture and social media in a way that doesn't detract from my family life and higher priorities is a constant battle.
The Hyperlinked Life: Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information Overload (Frames) shows through research (Barna's specialty) and anecdotes the effects that the digital age are having within our individual lives. It then proceeds to offer some solutions and helpful hints to assist us in managing this new overload.
For example, one point is to "Reconsider Your Motives" when engaging with all things digital. So often, we fall into habits that we have not examined at all. They happen by default because of the quickly changing media culture and the habits of those around us. I do not want to live by default but by intention.
The Hyperlinked Life: Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information Overload (Frames) is a quick read that points out the good and the bad of this digital information age. I would recommend this book to anyone who struggles to restrain the use of media in their daily lives as well as anyone that wishes to engage with others through media, but in a meaningful way.
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I received The Hyperlinked Life in exchange for my honest review.