SXSW and the fear of missing out – NYTimes.com

March 19, 2011

On Twitter, ‘What a Party!’ Brings an Envious ‘Enough, Already!’ – NYTimes.com.

If you are interested in social networks news, there is ONE person you want to follow on Twitter : Mr Matthew Fraser. This gentleman is a fantastic curator of great news regarding the digital culture. This is one example.

Jeffrey Zeldman complained that TED tweeters “aren’t sharing knowledge,” but rather “letting you know they’re at TED and reminding you you’re not.” (“Retweeted” by many of Mr. Zeldman’s 156,000 followers, the post seemed to strike a chord.)(…)

Caterina Fake, the co-founder of the photo-sharing sight Flickr, called the anxiety produced by the technology “fear of missing out,” or FOMO.

Read the article here.

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