Definitions

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  • n. A person who indulges in and desires information gathering and interpretation.

Etymologies

The term was introduced as a scientific term by neuroscientists Irving Biederman and Edward Vessel. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So here comes news of Borderlands, and infovore is very excited about it, which made me pay a bit of notice: it's co-op, it's a shooter, and it's 4-player.

    October 2009

  • I'm a stone infovore and this kinda Internet mishegas gives me a serious frisson of futurosity.

    Boing Boing: January 5, 2003 - January 11, 2003 Archives

  • And yet, the browser is cast in the image of an infovore - and not a social being.

    Planet OpenID

  • As an infovore and avid practitioner of continuous partial attention, my first impulse is to reach for a firehose and stick my head into the stream.

    0xDECAFBAD

  • The place can get messy in a hurry and a messy home is no place for an infovore to dwell.

    AdPulp

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  • I'm adding this word solely because of dewiclark's comment. :)

    September 30, 2008

  • I think I'm an infovore, that's y i like this word. I get into work, I check email, read the news, do some work, check news again, do some work, check news again, take a break, check news again.... saw on a website a reference to our "innate hunger for information" and how "neural pathways through which we learn about the world tap into the same pleasure networks in the brain as are activated by drugs like heroin."

    September 22, 2008

  • ~A person that has a voracious appetite for information.

    September 22, 2008