Dorito syndrome
n. Feelings of dissatisfaction and mental bloatedness after spending an inordinate amount of time performing a task without tangible benefit.

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“Some Internet users suffer from information overload. If ‘the medium is the message,’ then the message of the Internet foretells of either great strides in the coordination of human efforts or of an information overload rivaling the confusion associated with the Tower of Babel,” says Jaffe. That translates into hours spent aimlessly going from one Web site to another without really focusing on anything — known as Dorito syndrome.
—Dina Shiloh, “Hooked on the Net,” The Jerusalem Post, June 12, 1998

One sluggish afternoon at work, while unenthusiastically surfing the net, I chanced upon this expression in the urbandictionary.com: Dorito Syndrome. This is “the feeling of emptiness and dissatisfaction triggered by addictive substances that lack nutritional content.” At once, I realized that I am suffering from this syndrome (although I think “Potato Chips Syndrome” would be more apt for me ^_^).
—porsche.starr, “Dorito Syndrome no more!,“ Porschestarr, March 15, 2009

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Dorito Syndrome
Feelings of emptiness and dissatisfaction triggered by addictive substances that lack nutritional content. “I just spent six hours surfing the Web, and now I’ve got a bad case of Dorito syndrome.”
—Gareth Branwyn, “Jargon Watch,” Wired, May 1, 1996

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