Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Millennials and the Fear of Missing Out

It’s not exactly news that the Millennial Generation (loosely defined as people born between 1980 and 2000) spend a lot of time on websites like Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. But according to recent findings from a study conducted by MTV, for today’s young people, the constant social networking isn’t all fun and games. While more than half of the Millennials polled by MTV agreed with the statement “what I post online defines who I am,” a good percent of them also said they find it “exhausting to always be ‘on’.”

FOMO or the "Fear of Missing Out" is a huge part of why today's users spend so much time online.

Read the full "Social Media is Not All Fun and Games" article.