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The Fear of Missing out Has Been Around Forever Even Without Social Media

FOMO, the Fear Of Missing Out was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. It has been a popular concept for the last decade or so—largely because of the corresponding rise of social media. Many people are now linking FOMO and social media but FOMO isn’t a new concept. It’s been around since almost the dawn of time. Before social media, you were afraid of missing out. The insecurity of being left out was strong when a friend didn’t invite you to a party, when you didn’t understand an…

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The Fear of Missing out Has Been Around Forever Even Without the Social Media

FOMO, the Fear Of Missing Out was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. It has been a popular concept for the last decade or so—largely because of the corresponding rise of social media. Many people are now linking FOMO and social media but FOMO isn’t a new concept. It’s been around since almost the dawn of time. Before social media, you were afraid of missing out. The insecurity of being left out was strong when a friend didn’t invite you to a party, when you didn’t understand an…

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