Social Media Cafe

Social Media Cafe (Photo credit: Cristiano Betta)

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? 

Listen below

Read by Sarah (English accent)

Study the words

Update– 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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Do the takeaway test: Do you suffer from FOMO_?