(in.FORM.uh.vohr) n. A person who consumes information.

Example Citation:
Which of these activities occupies more of your time: foraging for food or surfing the Web? Probably the latter. We're all informavores now, hunting down and consuming data as our ancestors once sought woolly mammoths and witchetty grubs. You may even buy your groceries online.
—Rachel Chalmers, "Surf like a Bushman," New Scientist, November 11, 2000

Earliest Citation:
Zenon Pylyshyn of the University of Western Ontario's Centre for Cognitive Science closed the conference with an apt description of homo sapiens in the information age — Man the Information Processor, or Informavore.
—Jonathan Chevreau, "Some A1 applications wishful thinking," The Globe and Mail, March 30, 1984

This term is a blend of information and the suffix -vore (as in carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore).

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