Hello there, how are you today?
What have you been up to lately?
Have you experienced FOMO recently?
Well, I’ll let you in on a secret: I had absolutely no idea what FOMO meant until approx. 2-3 weeks ago, when I came across the definition while perusing an article for one of the earlier posts. I don’t know why I never bothered to look it up, because now that I think about it, I have seen the term on numerous occasions before.
According to the reliable, universally-respected Urban Dictionary, FOMO refers to the “fear of missing out” (the top definition has been in existence since Oct. 2nd, 2006). But the exact history of the phenomenon is unclear, a quick search traces its origin to the 2003-era Boston, or just as likely, 1996. Given the fact that fear is an emotion, and humans have been social animals for hundreds of thousands of years, I think the basic (more…)