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Mobile Tech and the Fear of Missing Out - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site

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Annie Hawthorne's curator insight, April 23, 4:16 PM

The fear of missing out-- a feeling that everyone experiences at some point. Social media has allowed for this fear to escalate. Now that we have the ability to know what our family, friends, and random people are doing we find ourselves bored with the present and what we are actually doing. These days there's no need to talk to people about their lives because we've already seen and read all we need to know. 

 

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The Psychology of Social Media: Finding Balance in an Evolving Digital World

The Psychology of Social Media: Finding Balance in an Evolving Digital World | Why do we feel we have to be connected? | Scoop.it
Who could argue that helping people to connect and communicate with each other regularly is not a good thing, especially in times of crisis and tragedy, when it allows each of us to quickly share life-saving information or respond to a national...
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Is it ethical for social media sites to target the youth of our nation? Is it fair for a reputation to be ruined just because of one tweet, or one post? Privacy almost no longer exists. Your parents always told you whatever you post online is permanent, but those warnings are never understood until it is too late. Another senior seminar group is discussing cyberbullying and adults/parents involvement in what goes on in the cyberworld. How effective could a parent be in the social media scene? Our society is forever changing because of social media and the complete difference in problems facing the youth today than say 20 years ago.

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Facebook Psychology, Twitter and other Social Networking

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The psychology of facebook is increasingly studied. In this topic, we explore narcissism and its role in social networking.
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It is depressing to think how self centered and narcissitic people will be in the world of social media. This article especially touched on that. Narcissists tend to be especially active on social media, because if you tend to love yourself you will want as many people as possible to know just how awesome you are. On the contrary though shy people tend to also utilize things like facebook quite a lot. I think botht these types of people especially are drawn to social media because it allows for much more self expression, and self proclamation without that physcial aspect. Hiding behind a screen is always easier, and that is why online dating sites, chat rooms, facebook, twitter, ect.. have become so popular because people forget how to interact face to face.

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Businesses look to social media to drive growth - Economics - Scotsman.com

social media is expected to be a huge growth area for business next year, with almost nine in ten businesses saying they will be investing more in the phenomenon.

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Because social media is frequently checked, it is a great way to advertise a product and get the word out about something you care about. I thought the statistics in this article were very interesting. They showed that some of the most successful companies used some form of social media in advertisement. Because many forms of social media are free or very cheap, it is a cost-effective way of advertising. It is also interesting that many companies (39%) want to increase spending when it comes to social media just to keep up with the world around them. If you don't keep up with your competitors (in this case through the use of social media), you will fall behind in the business world. So whether you like the use of social media or not, in order to keep up with the rest of the world, you are forced into the social media epidemic. 

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11 ways to improve online customer retention

11 ways to improve online customer retention | Why do we feel we have to be connected? | Scoop.it

According to a study from Adobe, in 2012 repeat shoppers made up just 8% of all site visitors in the US yet they accounted for nearly 41% of total online sales.So bearing in mind the fact that it’s also cheaper to keep a customer than it is to attract a new one, businesses need to be working hard to keep shoppers satisfied and give them a reason to return.With this in mind, I’ve rounded up 11 ways in which ecommerce retailers can improve customer retention....


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ethicical ?

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 20, 2013 7:01 AM

11 excellent tips and examples of how to improve your online marketing ROI.

La mirill@ digital's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:40 PM

seems easy but it isn't

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Caring What Other People Think

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What some people think matters more than what others think
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Secrets Behind the Psychology of Social Media Communities

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Marketer and part-time sociologist Ric Dragon sheds light on psychological concepts; opposition, uniqueness and conformity inform social media community building.

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physcology once again... conformity in groups

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Aziz Ansari Explains Why Texting Ruined Dating [VIDEO]

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Aziz Ansari hilariously explains why texting has ruined relationships for everyone.

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Your Social Life Is Not Your Social Media

Your Social Life Is Not Your Social Media | Why do we feel we have to be connected? | Scoop.it
Social media-induced angst is happening with increasing frequency.
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This is one of my favorite articles I have read. It discusses the emotional tole social media can have on real life friendship. Likes, favorites, and friend requests on these social media websites make people feel loved, and that is why they keep coming back. It becomes an addicition. However, for those that don't receive any likes or far less than most of their friends they feel inadequate. It makes people question realtionships that had been just fine before a certain person not liking a profile picture. Social media helps fuel the feelings of isolation self doubt more than anything to me. It is interesting, and so inspiring hearing about the stories of syrians escaping riots that are half a world away but is it worth all the other anxiety? 

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How Social Media Can Induce Feelings of ‘Missing Out’

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When constant updates on social media show your friends having fun without you, it’s easy to develop a case of FOMO, or “fear of missing out.”
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This is really really interesting to me because I feel like almost every highschooler, and young adults feel this. Fear of missing out on some cool experience, missing that party, or not going to that school dance. It makes people feel inadequate and stressed when they see how great a time everyone else is having in pictures on Facebook while you're at home on the couch. Social Media not only makes us feel like we are missing out, I think also because of this fear of missing out on things it causes people to be overly active in the internet world. Not sure if this is making sense but it almost causes a secret competition between friends and people. Whoever gets the most likes, or did the coolest thing is the one who feels that sense of affirmation whereas the other person feels depressed and unloved. Funny how things on a screen can do this to us.

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Annie Hawthorne's comment, April 27, 4:38 PM
I agree with sydney 100%. Especially with the new technology of snap stories, teenagers are feeling even more left out. Everyone is afraid of exclusion, and obsessed with flaunting their life. People constantly updating the world with their whereabouts may be fun for them, but it indirectly hurts others.
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Mobile Tech and the Fear of Missing Out - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site

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Annie Hawthorne's curator insight, April 23, 4:16 PM

The fear of missing out-- a feeling that everyone experiences at some point. Social media has allowed for this fear to escalate. Now that we have the ability to know what our family, friends, and random people are doing we find ourselves bored with the present and what we are actually doing. These days there's no need to talk to people about their lives because we've already seen and read all we need to know. 

 

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Pew Internet: Social Networking (full detail) | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Pew Internet: Social Networking (full detail) | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Why do we feel we have to be connected? | Scoop.it
Highlights of the Pew Internet Project’s research related to social networking
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Statistics about social media use by different genders, races, age groups, etc. 

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Social Proof Is the New Currency | Social Media Today

Social Proof Is the New Currency | Social Media Today | Why do we feel we have to be connected? | Scoop.it

Businesses that can integrate social proof into their marketing efforts seamlessly will join this new “socially rich” class - rich in fans and followers, not number of zeroes in your bank account.

 

...You see, people care about what others think. When we buy stuff, we want to know what others think about it first. A 2012 Nielsen survey indicated that 92% of people globally trust word-of-mouth recommendations from friends and family.

 

Happily for customers, the power of the Internet allows customers to access a vast wealth of information that is literally right at their fingertips. 85% of consumers say that they refer to online reviews before making a purchase at a local business, and 67% of shoppers read 6 online reviews or less before feeling that they can trust the business....


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Social Media allows the spread of information to consumers. They are able to read several reviews before the purchase of a product. To avoid brutally honest and negative reviews of their products, producers are forced to create the best possible products. They don't want consumers to be trashing their products/saying they lied about them/etc. on the internet where everyone in the world can see. There is greater transparency in the market.
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:11 PM

Social proof is fast becoming a valuable currency in the social marketing world.

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The Psychology Behind Traffic From Social Media Sites

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Blog post at Social Media Marketing : Social Media sites play a huge role in keeping the breath to our blogs.

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exactly what Sydney wants to look at! 

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