Meaning of FOMO

What is FOMO:

FOMO is the acronym for the expression in English fear of missing out which translated into Spanish means "fear of missing an event."

The FOMO in general terms is an expression that refers to the constant feeling that parties, events and / or news may be happening without the person being present or finding out. That is why you absolutely need to attend all the parties and events or pay close attention or you will have the feeling that you will miss something that you do not want to miss, for example, “Despite being very tired, the FOMO made me gather strength and went to the party anyway. "

FOMO is considered a new type of anxiety disorder associated with the fear of not being aware of everything that happens.This can be reflected both in social events, in "nightlife" programs or in social networks or social applications such as facebook, twitter and whatsapp.

See also:

  • Facebook
  • WhatsApp

Nowadays, the FOMO in the virtual platforms brings as a consequence the addiction to the Internet since one must always be connected, available and attentive.

See also Addiction.

The virtual FOMO is closely related to nomophobia, another type of disorder that is born in this technological age. Nomophobia is the fear of running out of a mobile phone, without a battery or without a network on the mobile device, where all the applications that require a lot of time and attention are generally found to be aware of everything.

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