Lots of people seemed to be fooled into thinking that having lots of data means having lots of information.

Data are collected facts and statistics. Information must be derived from that data to support a hypothesis, reduce the uncertainty of an answer to a question, or illuminate a new avenue for data collection.

The two are definitely not the same, and while loads of collected statistics might have a shot at momentarily impressing and overwhelming an audience, unless real information is extracted, all that data is nothing more than unactionable measured facts.