Do You Fear You Are Missing Out?

Does checking Twitter and Facebook to see what your friends are up to make you feel like you are missing out on all the fun? Researchers have come up with a way of measuring the modern day concept of the “fear of missing out” (FoMO).

The rise in social media, where we can keep up-to-date with each other’s every movements like never before, has led to the hidden curse of the “fear of missing out.”

A relatively new concept, FoMO is a concern people have that others may be having more fun and rewarding experiences than them and is characterized as the desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing.

Now, researchers at the University of Essex have devised a way of measuring FoMO for the first time, providing a reliable measure of what people are experiencing.

Full story of missing out on social media at Science Daily

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