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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Definitions for infomania

  1. Digital Technology. a. 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. b. the effects of this obsession, especially a decline in the ability to concentrate: She attributes her increasingly poor “life management skills” to infomania.
  2. excessive enthusiasm for acquiring knowledge.

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Citations for infomania
The Bagus Gran Cyber Cafés are Tokyo's grand temples of infomania. ... At first glance the spread looks officelike, but be warned: these places are drug dens for Internet addicts. Virginia Heffernan, "In Tokyo, the New Trend Is 'Media Immersion Pods'," New York Times, May 14, 2006
Since then, he has led the charge at Intel to deal with "infomania," which he describes as a debilitating state of mental overload--caused by backlogs of e-mail, plus interruptions such as e-mail notifications, cell phones and instant messages. Stephanie Overby, "A Cure for Infomania," CIO, July 1, 2007
Origin of infomania
Infomania is a modern combination of information and mania. It entered English in the 1970s.