Don't you just hate it when your wifi suddenly stops working? Turns out, when digital technology comes to an abrupt halt, people who are addicted to the Internet start feeling FOMO (fear of missing out). And these people tend to react in exaggerated ways. Dr Lee Hadlington, lead author of the study said, "The 'frustration' response is one of the things we all experience on a daily basis, so it seemed to be a logical step in our research."
"If we can understand what leads individuals to react in certain ways, and why these differences occur, we can hopefully make sure that when digital technology does fail people are better supported and there are relevant signposts for them to follow to get help," said Dr Hadlington.
"The more we use our devices, the more we get attached to them, so when they don't work, we tend to just go a little bit 'crazy' or just switch off and stop doing things altogether. But there are things people can do when technology fails to make their lives a lot easier -- extreme reactions only make things worse!" said Dr Hadlington. Well, we must say we agree with the doctor. What about you?