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The Joy Of Missing Out: The Day I Switched Off And Didn’t Celebrate My Birthday

I work in a digital newsroom as the Social Media Editor. I stalk people on Facebook, I cannot ever miss a trending hashtag on Twitter, I have memorized the names of the famous Redditors in India and I spend half my day watching YouTube videos. This is my job. It also means I am almost always online. I wake up in the middle of the night to breaking news alerts and to check Twitter timelines. The fear of missing out (FOMO) is real, and I know it.