Feeling like you’re missing out on something, like everyone else is doing something cooler than you, is a very real thing. It’s called FOMO, and now there’s a test to measure just how bad you may have it.
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).”
FOMO Addiction: The Fear of Missing Out
“As serendipity often strikes randomly, I was reading an article in The New York Times by Jenna Wortham the other day at the same time I was reading the chapter in Sherry Turkle’s new book, Alone Together about people who fear they are missing out.”
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“ONE recent rainy night, I curled up on my couch with popcorn and Netflix Instant, ready to spend a quiet night at home.”
Fear of Missing Out
“What is FOMO, you ask? It is short-hand for Fear of Missing Out, and it is a widespread problem on college campuses.”
S. Africa Gripped by ‘Fear of Missing Out’ Epidemic: Study
“Over 62 percent of some 3,000 respondents aged between 15 and 50 years said in a nationwide survey that they live in “constant fear” of missing out on something more exciting that what they are doing.”
Motivational, Emotional, and Behavioral Correlates of Fear of Missing Out
“Social media utilities have made it easier than ever to know about the range of online or offline social activities one could be engaging.”
Fear of Missing Out Quiz
“FoMO — the “fear of missing out” — is a relatively new concept where people are concerned that others may be having more fun and rewarding experiences than them. It is characterised as the desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing.”
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