Excess information? Think fast, react slow4 min read 21 Mar 2017, 04:42 PM IST
The palpable sense of urgency created by information reaching too many people at the same time can be harmful
We wake up from bed. Pick up our smartphone, get onto social media and start reading posts on one platform after another. We could well be checking Twitter or WhatsApp countless times every hour. We keep looking for mention of our existing investment ideas, reinforcement of our beliefs and seek insights into peer ideas. Most investors now spend the mornings only on social media. It is almost an addictive habit. Most time seems to be spent observing what others are doing. Others are also happy to share information that lets us know what they are doing. They want us to know what they are thinking.