information overload

noun Psychology.
an excess of incoming information, as might confront a pedestrian on a crowded city street, that forces one to be selective in the information received and retained. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  information overload
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an overwhelming feeling upon the receipt or collection of an indigestible or incomprehensible amount of information, the feeling of being faced with an amount of data that one has no hope of completely processing
Usage:  computing
Main Entry:  information overload
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See infoglut's 21st Century Lexicon
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Computing Dictionary

information overload definition

When a person feels unable to read all the information that is presented or available to them, particularly where they need to make decisions based on that information but can't because there is just too much to take in in the time available.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Example sentences
In this information overload, memorable candidates have a big advantage.
It turns out even computers can have information overload.
Those who revel in information overload prior to buying should call owners
  directly before booking.
But the condition of an empty receptive mind is ever more difficult to obtain
  it given the fast pace and the information overload.
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