infomania

[in-fuh-mey-nee-uh, ‐foh‐]
noun
  1. excessive enthusiasm for acquiring knowledge.
  2. Digital Technology.
    1. 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.
    2. the effects of this obsession, especially a decline in the ability to concentrate: She attributes her increasingly poor “life management skills” to infomania.

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.”

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    I’m a Digital Hoarder

    Lizzie Crocker

    December 17, 2014

  • Infomania, they say, is more subtly crippling than physical hoarding.

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    I’m a Digital Hoarder

    Lizzie Crocker

    December 17, 2014


British Dictionary definitions for infomania

infomania

noun informal
  1. an obsessive need or desire for factual information
  2. 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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