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Sarah Palin
Keeping up is overrated

Vogue abbreviations in textspeak don't usually intrigue me, but a few days ago Word Spy wrote about one that caught my eye: JOMO. JOMO stands for "Joy of Missing Out," defined thus: "The pleasure derived from no longer worrying about missing out on what other people are doing or saying." This is a concept we have been waiting for.  I am writing this post on what I insouciantly describe as my free time, after having checked work email, two personal emails, Facebook, Twitter, Romenesko, and a handful of other sites. This is also the routine for my days off and vacation time. Discovering JOMO has liberating potential.  I had had intimations of the...