[mass noun] An overwhelming excess of information, especially that obtained as the result of an Internet search.
- ‘They do not have time to absorb all of the data smog, so they tune it out.’
- ‘The overall goal of filtering signal from noise remains vital, to maintain a citizenry that is shielded from spam and data smog, and that can hence spend enough time on issues that really matter.’
- ‘Media saturation or data smog or whatever it is being called is not a problem, it's a blessing.’
- ‘As economics can be affected by workers having to work in a data smog, corporations are already recognising this problem and have moved quickly by utilising new software, such as products available from Microsoft.’
- ‘This service saves readers from having to search hundreds or thousands or millions of the world's content sources for that information - a vital service in an era of data smog.’
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