Report: Social Media Can Cause FOMO

The New York Times reports today that using social media can lead to FOMO, which is an acronym for “fear of missing out.”

Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook provided instantaneous feedback on what friends, family members and frenemies are up to.

The advantage of this is that you can stay better connected with old friends and family members, if that is something you want to do.

The down side is that people may share fun, exciting things they are doing that you wish you were doing. If someone is having a great time in Jamaica while you are spending the weekend on your taxes you could definitely experience FOMO. People shouldn’t waste too much time worrying about what others are doing on Facebook. A lot of people are only posting the good stuff about their lives anyway.

People who suffer too frequently from FOMO probably should cut back on their use of Facebook!


2 Responses to “Report: Social Media Can Cause FOMO”

  1. 1 sasha
    April 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

    That is too funny, love the story!!!!

  2. April 15, 2011 at 5:29 am

    You write great articles and I love you first subscribe to the hey ~ 😉

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