Possibly too true to be funny?

asteroids social media cartoon

Cartoon courtesy of XKCD.com

How TMI (and the information age) helps turn problems into asteroids

The instinctual shortcut that we take when we have ‘too much information’ is to engage with it selectively, picking out the parts we like and ignoring the remainder, making allies with those who have made the same choices and enemies of the rest.

— Nate Silver, The Signal and the Noise