Fyre and FOMO

Think Christian | 2/11/2019 | Staff
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Remember when Netflix and Hulu both released documentaries about the 2017 Fyre Festival within a week of each other? It happened about a month ago, which is nearly an eternity in our digital era. When the review embargo for the Netflix documentary Fyre lifted on Jan. 14, Hulu announced that its own documentary, Fyre Fraud, was available to stream. It was the equivalent of frantically typing “First!” on a comment thread, as well as a bit of meta commentary considering that both films tangentially address the subject of FOMO (“fear of missing out”).

We watched, then our attention moved on. The Fyre phenomenon came and went, to be replaced by whatever else our streaming networks released or happened to be trending on Twitter. But at the risk of not writing about the next big thing in streaming right now, I want to take us back to that bygone era of three or four weeks ago, to pause and consider the underlying spirituality of...
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