Well the phone don’t ring ’cause my friends ain’t home.
-Bryan Adams “When You’re Gone”
The most addictive part of social media, smart phones, email, and our interconnection is what is called the fear of missing out. FOMO for short.
The world seems to be spinning faster and faster, and we race to stay up to the minute, connected, onside, informed.
But the hard truth is that when we forget to charge our phone, or get stuck in a meeting, or take a quick nap, the world spins on without us.
That “news” you missed is really 85 tweets all linking to the same article.
That phone call that went to voicemail was a recorded sales call.
And those folks you thought were your friends did not think of you once while you were catching some z’s.