excessive enthusiasm for acquiring knowledge.
- an obsessive need to constantly check emails, social media websites, online news, etc.: The fear of being out of the loop, not in the know, fuels infomania, especially among teens.
- the effects of this obsession, especially a decline in the ability to concentrate: She attributes her increasingly poor “life management skills” to infomania.
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Origin of infomania
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Examples from the Web for infomania
Contemporary Examples of infomania
Panicked, I reached out to hoarding experts, who often refer to any kind of obsessive digital collecting as “infomania.”
Infomania, they say, is more subtly crippling than physical hoarding.
an obsessive need or desire for factual information
an obsession with keeping up to date with one's emails, text messages, etc
Word Origin for infomania
C20: from info 1 + -mania
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