Do you feel anxious when you can’t update your facebook profile, read your emails or tweet? If so, you may be suffering from FOMO. A new survey says that 56% of people suffer from FOMO when they stay away from social networks. The term has recently entered the Oxford English dictionary. It stands for ‘fear of missing out’. The dictionary definition is “anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website”. 27% of those who participated in the survey admitted that checking their social media feeds is the first thing they do when they wake up. More than a quarter said they would give up cigarettes or reality TV in exchange for social media but the good news is that only 3% would give up sex.
What would you give up for social media?
Read by Sarah (English accent)
Study the wordsUpdate– write new information Survey– study Stay away– have no contact with Stands for– is an abbreviated/short form of Currently– at this moment Elsewhere– in another place (other than where you are) Aroused– provoked Admitted– confessed Give up– stop using or doing something In exchange for– instead of
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