Psychology Today: FOMO and Social Media

Psychology Today: FOMO and Social Media. “One concept that has been linked to problematic social media use is FOMO, or ‘fear of missing out.’ FOMO describes the nagging feeling that other people may be experiencing something fun and awesome but that you are missing out on it. It is easy to see why experiencing FOMO has been linked to interest in social media: If someone is afraid that their friends are doing all of these awesome activities without including them, constantly checking their social media feeds to see what they are up to could make sense from this person’s perspective.”

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