Forget about WBK and SMH, we just found the only acronyms that will work for any situation IRL.
Acronyms have been ruling the internet since God knows when. And TBH, it totally made our life easy. From saving the then-140 characters in Twitter, acronyms have started to grow its purpose. Now, those acronyms have become so relatable we find ourselves using it even outside the worldwide web. A great example of this is “FOMO”.
With all the crazy events and hype that’s going on, one after another, it’s just so easy to have FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). We get that envious feeling that just kills anyone’s mood. But not everyone is a hypebeast. There are people who don’t care if they miss out and some who are actually happy to miss out. So how would you describe the feeling if you’re not FOMO? Here are a few you can choose from:
Located at the opposite side of the spectrum, JOMO is the “joy of missing out”. If you’re the type to forget social media exists and find bliss in such practice then JOMO is the right word for you. This can definitely be healthy for you with social media, if not used in moderation, wreaking havoc on anyone and anything. But at the same time, it can pretty unrealistic. You have to have at least one social media platform to communicate with your friends and family, right?
Do you ever wonder why your friend suddenly goes MIA on social media? I know I do. That moment when you obsessively scroll on their feeds or timeline in search for clues is called MOMO. Short for “mystery of missing out”, MOMO would best describe the inner FBI’s in all of us.
If you’re not in the state of MOMO, then you’re probably the one they are stalking in the state of FOJI. This “fear of joining in” makes us worry if anyone would actually need an update about our lives through social media. It can also be that moment when you don’t know what to post so you opt out of it. So if you’re constantly worried about the number of likes, followers, or anyone interested in your post, then you must be FOJI.
You have good friends if you are in BROMO. Because they don’t want to make you feel left out, they would much rather not post anything on their social media pages about how much they’re having. Does this actually exist? We never know.
We don’t really know which one is better? To know your friends are having the time of their lives while you’re at home weeping or to find out about it the morning after? If you choose the latter, then you’re choosing SLOMO aka “slow to missing out”. It’s when you only realized how much you missed after seeing their posts the following day (or week, month, years).
Here comes the part where you’re everything in between. It’s about getting FOMO or JOMO in moderation. NEMO or “nearly missing out” is the realistic side of knowing when to refrain from all the social media buzz going on and staying updated with all the important parts you’ve missed out on. Now you can’t just be a total social media recluse while staying away from most platforms!