Definition of infomania in English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘If you've been worrying about losing IQ points to "infomania" - constant email and phone interruptions - you can put your mind at ease.’
    • ‘The study for computing firm Hewlett Packard warned of a rise in infomania, with people becoming addicted to e-mail and text messages.’
    • ‘Telecommunications keep us wired to our work and to each other 24/7 as infomania increases and meaningful knowledge is more difficult to discern.’
    • ‘There's a theory that infomania can lower our IQ.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 Bagus Gran Cyber Cafés have become the Japanese capital's grand temples of infomania.’
    • ‘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.’