FOMO

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FOMO

  1. Fear of missing out.
    • 2010, Charlie Taylor, Divas & Door Slammers: The Secret to Having a Better Behaved Teenager, Vermillion (2010), ISBN 9780091924119, page 197:
      Often, because of FOMO, they are reluctant to do these things on their own, but if you can get their friends involved as well, the resistance disappears.
    • 2011, Jenna Worthham, "Feel Like a Wallflower? Maybe It’s Your Facebook Wall", The New York Times, 9 April 2011:
      On those occasions, she said, her knee-jerk reaction is often to post an account of a cool thing she has done, or to upload a particularly fun picture from her weekend. This may make her feel better — but it can generate FOMO in another unsuspecting person.
    • 2013, Daniel Reimold, Journalism of Ideas: Brainstorming, Developing, and Selling Stories in the Digital Age, Routledge (2013), ISBN 9780415634663, unnumbered page:
      In a Huffington Post write-up last spring, a Georgetown University student confirmed FOMO "is a widespread problem on college campuses … Even when we'd rather catch up on sleep or melt our brain with some reality television, we feel compelled to seek bigger and better things from our weekend. We fear that if we don't partake in every Saturday night's fever, something truly amazing will happen, leaving us hopelessly behind."
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.