What Does 'Fomo' Mean, And How Do You Use It?
How-To Geek, September 2nd, 2019
September 2, 2019,
Volume 258, Issue 1

FOMO is one of the few internet acronyms that has wiggled its way into psychology papers, the evening news, and every college counseling office in America

"But what does FOMO mean, where'd it come from, and how do you use it?

Fear of Missing Out

FOMO is simply an acronym for 'fear of missing out.' It's a term that's used to describe the anxiety of missing out on opportunities. Usually, feelings of FOMO are accompanied by the idea that someone else (friends, family, or coworkers) is taking part in the opportunity that you're missing out on. It's a bit like being 'in the know' or keeping up with the Joneses..."

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