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Origin of JOMO
What else does jomo mean?
JOMO is an acronym for joy of missing out and describes the pleasure of taking a break from social activity–especially social media–to enjoy personal time.
Where does jomo come from?
JOMO is the answer to the acronym, FOMO, popularized in 2004. FOMO stands for fear of missing out, and it describes the anxiety a person feels when they believe something exciting is happening and they are not part of it. FOMO is most often used in reference to fun or notable activities people see posted on social media.
FOMO‘s opposite, JOMO, was coined by Anil Dash, a blogger and CEO of software company, Glitch. Dash explained his FOMO inversion in a 2012 blog post called “JOMO!” He describes the joyous feeling of deciding to skip an event in order to enjoy a quiet night or to spend time with family. He came to the JOMO revelation after a hiatus from—you guessed it—social media.
How is jomo used in real life?
Into the 2010s, FOMO and JOMO have been contrasted in self-help articles and discussions of over-reliance on and addiction to social media.
JOMO's the way forward😊 important to be content to stay in & embrace some me-time,focussing on things you know bring you piece,& joy. Doesn't' matter whether it's watching a film,meditating, baking a cake,whatever allows you to disconnect & nurture yourself.#SaturdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/tkBBmpbehf
— BEHIND THE WOMAN MIDLIFE HEALTH & WELLBEING (@behindthewoman1) November 17, 2018
I need to replace my FOMO with some JOMO
— Stephen Chanasyk (@deepthinking) October 20, 2018
More examples of jomo:
“Like it or not, we need our technology devices; we just don’t need them as much as we think we do. JOMO is about finding that balance.”
—Hayley Phelan, The New York Times, July 2018
This content is not meant to be a formal definition of this term. Rather, it is an informal summary that seeks to provide supplemental information and context important to know or keep in mind about the term’s history, meaning, and usage.
Example sentences from the Web for jomo
The sons of Idi Amin, Daniel Arap Moi, and Jomo Kenyatta could not manage the power their fathers tried to give them.