The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project looked into this recently and published their results. The Internet & American Life Project, "is directed by Lee Rainie and is part of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world."
Even with the growth of information that people are consuming, it does not seem that there is an overload. About 87% of the people surveyed felt that the internet has improved their ability to learn new things. Along with this, the Pew Research Center has asked the American public if digital technology has had a positive impact since 2000, and every year the answer has come back positive.
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We look forward to see what other reports come from Pew Research Center, which gathers and evaluates thoughts and comments of the public.