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The word Tabaholic is used to describe a person who consistently browses the web with a bevy of tabs open. Tabaholics can have anywhere from 20-500 tabs open in multiple browsers at a time.[1][2] Many Tabaholics report that their ability to complete tasks is stunted by the number of tabs they have open, and that the number of tabs represent a large amount of information they would like to digest.[3]

Tabaholicism is the equivalent of digital hoarding, which is much easier to do online because a screen can easily fill up with tabs. In the analog world, it takes significant effort to fill up one's house with books or newspaper articles. Book hoarding is a slower form of Tabaholicism.


  1. Glovier, Joel. I'm a Tabaholic, Chrome Doesn't Help. Published May 3, 2011. Accessed Oct 2011.
  2. Wragg, David. Tabaholic. Published October 2, 2006. Accessed Oct 2011.
  3. Hostetler, David. Hi, my name is David and I'm a Tabaholic. Posted March 21, 2011. Accessed April 2011.