gmail overload

kick-off image for a new Flickr group I created:


Information anxiety is the topic of my graduate thesis and I'm trying to collect as many examples of it as I can as I begin my research.


If you've got any examples, please post 'em!


read more about my thoughts on the subject here.


This particular example makes me feel anxious since I like to keep my gmail inbox at or near zero messages at all times. Seeing an empty inbox gives me a feeling that I'm on top of things and removes the possibility that there might be some overdue work items lingering behind one of the messages.

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Uploaded on June 21, 2005