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April 23rd, 2012
01:29 PM ET

Living in information overload? Author James Gleick takes a look at how we got here and how to deal

340 million tweets a day.

Nearly 4 million articles on the English language version of Wikipedia site.

Of course, then there are your emails, Facebook updates. Tweets, FarmVille requests, Pinterest pins, YouTube links and every other form of information you absorb during the day.

Feeling overload yet?

Author James Gleick has a new book in this info flood called "The Information: A history, a theory, a flood." He explains on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" how we got to this point of information overload, and how we can train our unevolved minds to process it all.

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