Friday, March 2, 2018


A study in Australia (commissioned by viagogo) reported that 70 per cent of Australians reported having experienced fomo, and that Facebook tended to trigger this phobia more than other types of social medial, finding that nearly 5 million Australians said they experienced fomo after using Facebook. The most common cause of fomo reportedly was missing out on tickets to a sports or musical event (25 percent). This was followed by hearing a friend bought property or made a financial investment or got a promotion or new job (22 percent). A study of undergraduates revealed that those with fomo had more intense emotional reactions around the use of social media. They tended to check social media during classes and also admitted to engaging in distracted driving habits that included checking social media while driving. It’s probably a good idea to engage in some self-evaluation in relation to time spent on social media and to your level of fomo . . .

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