I bet you didn't know that there was such an acronym. FOBO - the fear of being offline! Perhaps, if you're of my generation, you might think that FOBO sounds totally nonsensical? Well … I'm not so sure….have you ever booked holiday accommodation based on Wi-Fi access? I sure have. Have you ever checked your social media, Facebook or Twitter accounts during the night? You have? Well, then you more than likely are displaying a few symptoms of what could conceivably be diagnosed as FOBO.
Who can live without their social media? Image: Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons
The reason for this article of mine is to ensure that you don't come down with the symptoms of FOMO - fear of missing out - in addition to FOBO. Nowadays, my mind is just absolutely boggled by the amount of people who are walking around with their eyes downcast towards a hand-held device of some type. It's pretty frightening actually, I worry myself silly that they'll fall down the escalators or perhaps step into an elevator and not notice that the floor hasn't arrived at the same time as the doors opening.
Luckily these two are sitting! Image: Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons
But, besides the decidedly anti-social behaviour we all seem to be predisposed to with our smart devices, I worry about people not spending enough hours of the day outdoors, you know, actually missing out on the beautiful one day, perfect the next days on the Sunshine Coast.
So, to ensure you don't MO - miss out - on any incredible weather we might be having on the Sunshine Coast or any exciting outdoor activities that are happening, by staying at home for fear of being offline, here's a very convenient guide (thanks to Sunshine Coast Council) of free Wi-Fi locations, available throughout our Region.
Don't miss out on fun outdoor activities! Image: Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons
The Sunshine Coast Council Wi-Fi service is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and is available to anybody who has a Wi-Fi enabled device. To connect to this free service, search your wireless networks, select 'SC Free Public Wi-Fi' and read and accept the terms and conditions. It's as easy as that!
Alphabetical Locations of Where to Find the Free Wi-Fi
Any closer to the beach and you would get sand in your togs! Image: Elaine de Wet
As you might have noticed, most of these locations are in particularly appealing areas. So, whether you're into plane watching (Sunshine Coast Airport); surfing (Alexandra Headland Surf Club); holidaying (Cotton Tree Caravan Park or Dicky Beach Caravan Park); or just sitting and relaxing at a true heritage location (Caloundra Lighthouses) with stunning views of the Glasshouse Mountains, the Sunshine Coast Council has you covered, so you no longer need to MO - miss out - or freak out at being FOBO'ed!