FOMO


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FOMO

slang An abbreviation for "fear of missing out," the worry that one may miss an enjoyable activity, especially due to the fact that one often sees others documenting such activities on social media. FOMO is the only reason I went to that crazy outdoor festival with my friends.
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Sadly, FOMO leads to a compulsive desire to stay connected with other people's lives online, thus we get addicted to various social media platforms to a degree where checking up on what others are doing or how they are reacting to our posts becomes all-important and all-consuming.
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Rather than die more quickly than feelings for an ex, FOMO has flourished and became as ubiquitous as pickpockets in Barcelona parks.
The opinions of the in-crowd course through Twitter.This is causing huge amounts of FOMO, not just in teenagers but in older adults.
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Here, Russell Brand explains how to conquer your FOMO (fear of missing out)
The destination or trip itself may not be the source of that FOMO, or fear of missing out.
FOMO. Which, I learnt, stands for Fear Of Missing Out.
On the other hand, the intensive use of social media induces behavioral changes of its users (Liftiah et al., 2016) and "may also trigger the individual's fear of missing out (FoMO)" (Wegmann, Oberst, Stodt, & Brand, 2017, p .33).
Apart from harming and hurting others, it's also damaging one's own life in the form of social isolation, Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) and psychological diseases like depression, anxiety, etc.
One prominent example is found in a study by Przybylski, Murayama, DeHaan, and Gladwell (2013) which recognized the mediating role of a phenomenon called Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) in people's social media and Internet use.
The team then looked at seven outcome measures including fear of missing out (FOMO), anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
It turns out when digital technology stops working, people who are addicted to the internet or have a fear of missing out (FOMO), tend to react in a more extreme manner.
The study reported that, with missed holiday parties and postponed vacations, last year's flu season led to loads of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) as the strain of Influenza A led to more serious complications and high rates of hospitalization nationwide.