Social Anxiety And Social Media

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Fingers flying, incessant texting, phones held to ear as secondary appendages gives the illusion we are well connected. We are chattering and snapping and “selfieing” (I think I just made that word up — you can do that these days) all the live long day. Meanwhile scientists quietly dispense reports underlining an incredible finding: We are socially anxious people. Extremely socially anxious. So what gives?

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Meanwhile scientists quietly dispense reports underlining an incredible finding: We are socially anxious people. And while there is a good portion of our population trying, I will make this bold statement: We cant advance our way out of being human. And while you hide you are escaping your feelings of anxiety. Social media is a technological ticket to utilizing escapism as a coping mechanism for social anxiety. These are the people that built the media. Social media is not real life. And media is only social in the sense of technology.

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Ive seen this a number of times. Social Media can amplify interactions, beyond what would normally be expected from other media. Good post, thanks.

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Interesting article. As someone who suffers from social anxiety, Id like to comment on this. I find it just as difficult to post on Facebook as I do to speak to people in real life. Even writing this comment is making me anxious. The possibility of rejection and/or a negative reaction feels even greater than in real life.

I second Diana Burkes comments. I also find it just as difficult to post on LinkedIn and Google+ as I do to speak to people I dont know too well. I would be willing to participate in a study re how social media affects those with social anxiety and how one can overcome this anxiety and fear.

I definitely agree with Diana and Vanessa. Posting things online seems to be carrying much more real world weight in the real world. People are using it now to state opinions and issues that definitely require debate, but anxiety prevents me from doing so.

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This last remark is important because a successful online strategy for socially anxious individuals will depend, in large part, on how well the skills to succeed in online social interactions (e. g. the ability to make friends online) translate into real-life situations. Much more work needs to be done to identify individuals for whom establishing social relationships is difficult, particularly on how their SNS usage differ from the rest of the population. Social Media can amplify interactions, beyond what would normally be expected from other media. I would be willing to participate in a study re how social media affects those with social anxiety and how one can overcome this anxiety and fear. Posting things online seems to be carrying much more real world weight in the real world. Social media exacerbated, if not caused, my social anxiety five years ago (Im 28 now).

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Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work.


Anthony here for a hold on I have this terrible feeling something cooler is going on somewhere else right now Anthony here for dnews and FOMO man fear of missing out it’s a thing it’s a very real thing it’s basically the anxiety caused by thinking that wherever you are whatever you’re doing you could be doing something better somewhere else right at that moment it’s not a new thing people are social animals we’re tribal we want to be involved with things and we have a natural anxiety about feeling left out you can understand why social media could exacerbate that condition you’re sitting at home and you instantly know via Facebook or Twitter or Instagram that some of your friends are hanging out just a couple blocks from your house what are they doing why weren’t you invited all of a sudden you’re wondering if you’ve even really wanted to rent a movie and stay home when 10 minutes ago it sounded like the best idea in the world the rise of social media and connectedness over the last few years has caused all of this stuff to skyrocket in a study of 3,000 people between the ages of 15 and 50 62% of the subjects said they live in constant fear that they are missing out on something better researchers from the University of Essex recently dove deep into understanding who gets FOMO the most what it does to them and just how to measure it now first off younger people tend to have it the worst people under 30 which makes sense those are the people that are gonna be more connected to social media people who have their psychological needs deprived also tend to get FOMO more so people who feel more isolated people who already have a tendency towards anxiety or depression people with higher FOMO tend to text and update social media more while driving while they’re in meetings at work or while they’re in important classes or lectures which means they put social connectedness ahead of their own well being think about that we are so afraid of missing out that we actively make ourselves miss out and connectedness does not help the people with higher FOMO levels actually felt worse about using social media you might have felt this before the nagging suspicion that you’re too dependent on it or trapped by it you don’t like it but you can’t let it go because oh god what would happen if you missed 30 minutes of Twitter and instead of studying this more and figuring out how to get rid of it we are just building technology that feeds into it think about the Facebook phone or Google glass social media is so integral to our feelings of being socially connected that we have to have it beamed into our eyes at all times so we’re flashing on our phones constantly it’s sort of like this vicious cycle now not everybody watching feels this way maybe you don’t experience FOMO at all maybe this sounds silly to you or maybe you think oh that sounds a little bit like me but not much well the Essex team has actually put a short quiz online to gauge your FOMO levels and guys I’m bad really bad my FOMO is fubar I’ve got higher levels than 66% of the population and I thought I had some minor FOMO but it turns out I got FOMO for days you can take the quiz that rape my FOMO comm and let me know below how you did or tweet us at dnews maybe we can start a support group for each other a Google hangout oh god I just told you to tweet me and get on Google+ I’m lost y’all so lost subscribe I need it.
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