infomania

infomania

[in-fuh-mey-nee-uh, ‐foh‐]
noun
1.
excessive enthusiasm for acquiring knowledge.
2.
Digital Technology.
a.
an obsessive need to constantly check e-mails, social-networking 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.

Origin:
info(rmation) + mania

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infomania (ˌɪnfəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
 
n
1.  an obsessive need or desire for factual information
2.  an obsession with keeping up to date with one's emails, text messages, etc
 
[C20: from info1 + -mania]

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Main Entry:  infomania
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a continual and excessive quest for acquiring and disseminating knowledge and information
Example:  infomania encouraged by the Internet
Usage:  colloquial
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