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Canadian author + speaker Christina Crook communicates about technology, humanity, faith & wonder for audiences and publications throughout the world.


Christina Crook is the award-winning author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, which has made her leading voice on human flourishing in the digital age. 

Through her speaking and writing, she reveals how key shifts in our thinking can enable us to draw closer to one another, taking up the good burdens of local work and responsibilities. She writes about the value of focus, making space to create, and the meaning we find in more limited connections. She challenges the Western values of power, control, and success, revealing how wonder, trust, and discipline are central to the experience of being human and the keys to our joy.

Google wants to foster JOMO

Christina Crook

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Did you hear the news? Google wants to foster JOMO—the joy of missing out - in its users.

At its recent annual developer conference, the company announced several new features designed to help people monitor and manage the time they spend on their devices. The goal: Enable users to understand their habits, control the demands technology places on their attention, and focus on what matters.

"Helping people with their digital well-being is more important to us than ever," said vice president of product management Sameer Samat. "People tell us a lot of the time they spend on their phones is really useful. But some of it they wish they'd spent on other things." - WIRED magazine

The JOMO movement is growing.

Just this morning, a colleague wrote: "There’s something there that people are connecting with, and even as marketers in the digital space, the notion of disconnecting to make a more meaningful existence resonates with us."