Did you see the Newsweek article "I Can't Think"? Information overload can get the best of us to the point of what author Susan Begley calls info-paralysis. Yep. Excellent article...take a look when you have a few minutes.
This blog actually started with a post on information overload (aside: I now have 135 messages in my inbox with little hope of seeing my eternal goal of 30 anytime soon), and it seems only to have gotten worse across the board. Twitter, anyone?
Last August, Click U offered two webinars that promised some hope. Sarah Houghton-Jan (@TheLiB), now the assistant director of the San Rafael Public Library and also known as the Librarian in Black, presented two webinars called "Battling Information Overload." She offered techniques and tools to get you through the deluge. Check them out in the replays section of the Click U site, under the 2010 heading "Personal Improvement."
Get to it...don't let info-paralysis get to you.