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Newest internet acronym - is this "fear" ligit?

 

First, there was YOLO ("You Only Live Once"). Then there was FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Now there's a new acronym to drive us all off the internet for good ...

It's called MOMO and it means "Mystery of Missing Out."

Unlike FOMO, which refers to the fear that if you miss a party or event you will miss out on something great, MOMO occurs when none of your friends are posting pictures or status updates on social media so you are left to assume that they're all doing something super fun together and don't want you to know about it.

Is this completely illogical and stupid? Totally. Have you ever suffered a MOMO attack when you couldn't get a hold of your friends?

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