|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|
Compulsive hoarding (or pathological hoarding) is a term which is used to describe extreme hoarding behaviour in humans. It involves the collection or failure to discard large numbers of objects even when their storage causes significant clutter and impairment to basic living activities such as moving around the house, cooking, cleaning or sleeping. Hoarding rubbish may be referred to as syllogomania.
In terms of new media, syllogomania is seen to manifest itself in the form of hoarding information, files, music, data in easily acquired digital format.