What is infotainment? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

Infotainment, combining information with entertainment , is a fairly recent neologism for a television program, Web site feature, or other presentation that combines information with entertainment. Most of today's popular fact-based television shows, such as those on the Animal Planet channel, could be classed as infotainment.

Serious information publishing sites such as those of TechTarget.com (including whatis.com) provide a limited amount of infotainment in the form of user polls, quizzes, and contests.

Also see infomercial and edutainment .

This was last updated in June 2010
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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