Fear of missing out, or FOMO as it's often referred to is the thing that people suffer from when they're not connected to the internet, and not looking at social media. It's otherwise referred to as 'having a life'. Now, some of us don't have lives, we spend all day on our computers keeping a check on what's going on, so we're not that bothered. However, for other people, keeping up to date with what's happening can be something of an issue. Fortunately Twitter is solving that with a new feature called 'While you were away' which they talk about on their blog. Basically it's a new heading that will appear on your iOS devices or web, with Android coming up shortly, and it will tell you about all of the interesting things that's happened while you've been busy having a life.
It's a great idea of course, but it's nothing new - for those of you who use clients instead of the Twitter native interface, you'll have discovered that you can create columns on places like Hootsuite for favourite search terms, references to you, to hashtags and so on, and all it takes is to start it up and take a quick peek. So well done Twitter - but what took you so long?