One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘Having your phone at the ready or tapping away constantly gives rise to what experts are calling infomania.’
- ‘There's a theory that infomania can lower our IQ.’
- ‘If you've been worrying about losing IQ points to "infomania" - constant email and phone interruptions - you can put your mind at ease.’
- ‘The Bagus Gran Cyber Cafés have become the Japanese capital's grand temples of infomania.’
- ‘Telecommunications keep us wired to our work and to each other 24/7 as infomania increases and meaningful knowledge is more difficult to discern.’
- ‘Web workers may be more familiar with infomania than just about anyone.’
- ‘Infomania erodes our capacity for significance. With a mind-set fixed on information, our attention shortens’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The study for computing firm Hewlett Packard warned of a rise in infomania, with people becoming addicted to e-mail and text messages.’
- ‘A new study from a psychologist has identified "infomania" as an addiction to information that manifests itself in an obsessive need to attend and respond immediately to email and phone messages.’
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