Examples of JOMO
Examples of JOMO
Where does JOMO come from?
JOMO is the answer of the acronym, FOMO, popularized in 2004. FOMO stands for fear of missing out, and describes to 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.
Who uses JOMO?
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
Ironically enough, JOMO is often presented on social media as an antidote to FOMO, especially by those who are experiencing social media burnout…
I need to replace my FOMO with some JOMO
— Stephen Chanasyk (@deepthinking) October 20, 2018
…or are realizing that much of social media is about self-presentation, not reality.
So I was reading earlier about #JOMO or the joy of missing out and it has me thinking that this might be a good week to disconnect and take a twitter break. Here’s wishing the internet a really magical week that brings y’all joy! ✨✨
— Katrina (@utterlykatrina) July 29, 2018
Growing up means to go from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) to JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out)
— FilioRocks☕️ (@filiorocks) October 13, 2018