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Hello

I read the following two paragraph and I can not understand some parts of it.

"More precisely, information overload can best be seen as the situation which arises when an individual's efficiency and effectiveness in using information (whether for their work, studies, citizenship, or life generally) is hampered by the amount of relevant, and potentially useful, information available to them.

The information must be of value, or it could simply be ignored, and it must be known about and must be accessible, or the overload will only be potential; although that latter situation could certainly cause anxiety or FOMO (fear of missing out)."


Specifically I write my questions. I am sorry for the lots of questions. I will appreciate your help.


1- the second paragraph, is about the characteristics (a quality or feature) of information, or is some tips about information?

2- In the word "The information must be of value, or it could simply be ignored", the word "or" is meaning "otherwise"?

3- In the word "(information) must be accessible, or the overload will only be potential", what is the meaning of "or the overload will only be potential"?

4- In the word "although that latter situation could certainly cause anxiety", which situation is "that latter situation"?

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anonymous1- the second paragraph, is about the characteristics (a quality or feature) of information, or is some tips about information?

It is a statement about what types of information can cause "overload".

anonymous2- In the word "The information must be of value, or it could simply be ignored", the word "or" is meaning "otherwise"?

Yes.

anonymous3- In the word "(information) must be accessible, or the overload will only be potential", what is the meaning of "or the overload will only be potential"?

Overload does not exist now, but there is a possibility of it happening (if the person comes to know the information).

anonymous4- In the word "although that latter situation could certainly cause anxiety", which situation is "that latter situation"?

The situation in which someone does not know certain information.

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Thank you so very much for your help.

Excuse me, I do not understand one thing still.

In the word "although that latter situation could certainly cause anxiety", the meaning is which one? 1-If information is not known about? or 2-If information is not accessible? or both of them?

anonymousIn the word "although that latter situation could certainly cause anxiety", the meaning is which one? 1-If information is not known about? or 2-If information is not accessible? or both of them?

Either or both.