As some of us sail through first term, others may find it to be more of a trudge, while others still are finding they are struggling to pull free of the thick, muddy clods that have become their experiences with web 2.0 and the internet generally. It is important that we don’t find ourselves being pulled under by information overload. Consider the web like a big stack of non-fiction books full of information on a particular subject. You won’t read every single page of information, but will look at the titles, skim read, skip, and use only the resources that are of value to you. Cory Doctrow has written a great article about this for the guardian.co.uk called ‘Information overload? Time to relax then’. Have a read of this and remember to step-away, re-evaluate, and take the dog for a walk (if you don’t have one, just take yourself).