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Working Remotely, Thinking Globally, and FOMO

You’ve heard of FOMO already, right?

This is for all of you folks at home who would never click that link to Wikipedia:

Fear of missing out or FoMO is “a pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent”.[2] This social angst [3] is characterized by “a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing”.[2] FoMO is also defined as a fear of regret,[4] which may lead to a compulsive concern that one might miss an opportunity for¬†social interaction, a novel experience, profitable investment or other satisfying event.[5] In other words, FoMO perpetuates the fear of having made the wrong decision on how to spend time, as “you can imagine how things could be different”.[4]

Working as a team lead at Automattic, on our flagship product, WordPress.com, is a wild experience for a lot of reasons.

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