Our research student, Liz Poirier, gave a fabulous talk to the masters students last Friday: “From Infomania to Infodiversity. Why libraries should be proud of their slow credentials”. It was all about taking your time, about quality and spending time searching for the one good paper rather than making do with six reasonably ok ones. About slow food. About reading the whole book and paying attention. About whether information science could learn anything from “slow” user behaviour. Libraries, with their books, are inherently “slow”.
I have just joined twitter. I think this is inherently “fast” and feeds my anxiety. I will see if it matters. In the meantime try Slow Down London