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information overload

a state of having too much information, such that a person is overwhelmed. When information is available in enormous quantities (as on the web) and not clearly structured, people have difficulty finding relevant information and grasping important principles embedded in the information. Under such circumstances, various techniques for organizing the information or helping people navigate within the information space include information visualization, information filtering, and principles such as “focus + context”.