Social media addiction: it’s all FOMO by Stephanie Zillman / News, Social Media / 10 Jul 2013 FOMO*: it’s the new YOLO*. While many of us may flippantly claim to be social media addicts, new survey findings indicate it’s not a joke at all – and Fear Of Missing Out is the driving force behind the addiction. Harris Interactive collated responses from more than 2,000 US adults aged 18 years and over, and the statistics are confronting: 27% check their social networks as soon as they wake up 56% are afraid of missing something such as an event, news, important status update if they don’t keep an eye on their social networks 52% have taken, or considered taking, a ‘vacation’ from one or more social networks in the past year Nearly 3 in 5 (58%) wish there was a solution to help them use, monitor, and protect all of their social networking profiles and emails from one platform What’s more, users are also using more social networking accounts than ever before – some 42% of respondents have multiple accounts. That figure leaps to 61% for the 18-34 age group. Taking annual leave or a vacation all comes at a cost – the average person is now manning 3.1 inboxes. And while more than 50% of social media users dream of taking an offline vacation, just a quarter of users actually will. Forum question: Tell us, are you addicted to social media? NB: FOMO = Fear of missing out YOLO = You only live once Related Posts Sydney construction eyed by WorkCover by Guillermo Troncoso 31 Oct 2014 Older Australians outdrinking under 30s by Guillermo Troncoso 26 Mar 2015 Sydney childcare centre underpays workers over $360,000 by Guillermo Troncoso 10 Jun 2015 Business confidence climbs by Guillermo Troncoso 10 Dec 2014 http://www.mybusinesscentral.com.au/ Anna Dawson There are numerous reasons available to explain the rise of this social media service but the most famous one is the potential to keep the users active. Yes, this page has excellent potential to force the guys or users to stay online for the activities. With the help of this potential Facebook has made the users addicted to comments and likes.