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What is the full form of FOMO


FOMO: Fear of Missing Out

FOMO stands for Fear of Missing Out. It is a feeling of anxiety which results due to the possibility of missing out on something. For example, when someone feels that other people have had fun together, and he or she missed it, especially when you see things on social media.

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FOMO is becoming increasingly common these days and can cause stress in your life. It is generally intensified by social media sites like Instagram and Facebook.

It can apply to anything such as:

  • A movie and party on a Saturday night to a promotion at work that you are expecting
  • The feeling or perception that others are living better lives, having more fun, than you
  • The feeling that there may be better things that you could be doing at this moment or you are missing something very important that others are experiencing right now.

Although it is believed that FOMO has been around for centuries based on evidence found in ancient texts, it has become more evident with the advent of social media or due to the widespread adoption of the internet, social networks, and mobile devices.

Social media has intensified this feeling in several ways, such as it offers one a situation where one compares his or her simple life to the luxuries life of others, so beware of FOMO don't let it go on or get you down!


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