Information addiction is a condition whereby the diagnosed is addicted to the hit of pleasure and stimulation from information. It has been referred to as "pseudo-attention deficit disorder" because it tends to cause somewhat ADD-like symptoms. 
This addiction usually begins with continuously using an Information streaming service, like TeleVision, YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter, etc, which gets the brain unaccustomed to idleness, always watching/reading/listening something. Then it spreads onto other Information retrieval activities.
What numerous experiments have found is that our dopamine neurons aren’t interested in responding to the reward itself – instead, they want to find the first reliable bit of information that predicts the reward. This is why we crave new facts: they are means of updating our old facts, of extending our cognitive models forward in time.
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