noun[mass noun] informal
The compulsive desire to check or accumulate news and information, typically via mobile phone or computer: Wilson warned that the rise in infomania could reduce workers' mental sharpness
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- Telecommunications keep us wired to our work and to each other 24/7 as infomania increases and meaningful knowledge is more difficult to discern.
- The abuse of 'always-on' technology has led to a nationwide state of infomania, where UK workers are literally addicted to checking e-mail and text messages during meetings, in the evening at at weekends.
- There's a theory that infomania can lower our IQ.
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- There's the possibility of becoming an infomaniac - someone unable to get on and do anything constructive in the office because their inbox keeps pinging, their mobile keeps ringing and they couldn't possibly ignore it.
- They have prepared a guide to help you determine if you are an "info-maniac" and how to wean yourself off of it.
- Like many infomaniacs, I use the internet as my first port of call for the news.
Definition of infomania in:
- The US English dictionary