KCDC on VOYAGE MINNESOTA MAGAZINE!

KCDC on VOYAGE MINNESOTA MAGAZINE!

I sincerely thank all the staff of Voyage Minnesota Magazine and especially Camila, for contacting me and for the space they gave me!

I went browsing in Minnesota to discover Egg coffee and this virtual journey allowed me to discover interesting things I did not know, but at the same time someone else discovered me.

Unbelievable stuff, I know.

Yet here I am, with new friends and another story to tell.

The story of a project that I liked right away.

The story of a project whose thoughts are key words, which are also my own:

We also think that artists rock.

This is kind of the concept of Minnesota Voyage Magazine:
We love small business, mom-n-pop and holes in the walls. We’re not snobs, but we don’t love most chains. We think independent entrepreneurs, freelancers and other risk-takers make our cities exciting places to live. We cherish the rebellious spirit, we don’t think just a handful of big companies should control all of our commerce, and we think smore with vegan marshmallows are better than regular marshmallows. We respect people and organizations that take the road less traveled. We root for the underdog and almost never say no to pizza.

After all, how can one say no to pizza?

If you’d like, after pizza, you can find me by clicking on this coffee

FOMO

FOMO

Fomo means Fear of Missing Out.

Neologism appeared on Treccani already in 2015 and, as indicated by the Accademia della Crusca, published in the Zingarelli in 2022.

I just told you about Darth Anxiety: on fears I am very well prepared.

Have you ever had fear or a sense of exclusion?
Do you have or know other types of phobias?

The first considerations regarding the phobia of being excluded would seem to go back to Dan Herman, marketing expert, I would advise you to take a moment to read this analysis

The fear of being cut out can also be understood as exclusion from the famous commercial offers that offer products in promotion “until sold out” or by announcing a limited number of pieces.

But the academic study on the phenomenon was published by the team of Andrew Przybylski of the University of Oxford and pointed out that Fomo disproportionately affects young people, especially males.

This leads to associate the fear of being cut off with the virtual world of social networks.

However, it is not so obvious and according to a further National Library of Medicine‘s study which was also attended by “our” Sara Palmieri there is still a lack of correlation.

The results are as follows:
In some populations, FoMO appears to increase with age and is inversely in other populations. Facebook use is unrelated to FoMO in some populations, and a higher FoMO is linked to stopping Instagram use for some individuals. The FoMO-Internet use association is independent of gravity, since the interaction is not significant and this association is neither linear nor curvilinear. The FoMO-Internet use association does not appear to be associated with depressive, anxiety and stress symptoms or life satisfaction levels.
FoMO demonstrates a considerable role in the use of the Internet; however, there is no evidence of bidirectional interaction or association between the aforementioned. Overall, we still don’t know what factors contribute to individuals exhibiting distinct patterns in the FoMO-Internet use association.

What’s your opinion?
What do you think about social networks?

On June 28, a film produced by KDPBelgium will premiere in Antwerp, the title is FOMO:
a group of 10 influencers take part in a brand new reality show with a trip to the world as the main prize. The game, which takes place deep in the forest, doesn’t turn out to be as innocent as thought. Numerous bizarre situations occur that lead the group to question the program setting. When a masked killer suddenly shows up, the game turns into a battle for survival and a game of cat and mouse takes place between the influencers and the killer.

But in this case I would say that the type of fear is very different, isn’t it?

STYLISTIC SKIN

STYLISTIC SKIN

A few days ago, Antonio was talking about skin on his blog pointing out rightly how in the dialogues of the movie Free Guy skin was literally translated in Italian to the detriment of the real meaning of the term.

The Skins I would like to talk to you about are Costumes Fit for the Battle Royale mode of the Fornite video game signed by Demna Gvsalia  creative director of Balenciaga.

Digital fashion.

It is the first time that haute-couture colonizes a video game with its own brand, in this case it is a partnership between Balenciaga and Epic Games

Ramirez and Doggo among the iconic characters in the version of the luxury brand.

However, a real capsule is also associated with the digital outfits, available on the Balenciaga e-commerce site

The campaign for the presentation of the fruit of this unprecedented collaboration is called Strange times and also includes a photographic contest, or, better said, Fortographic.

 

The best photos posted on Twitter under #Fortography and #StrangeTimes or under the Strange Times post on Reddit will be included in the game.

Between reality and virtual, I throw a dream there: who knows that one day someone will post coffee photos for KCDC …

WHEN THE SURPRISE IS BITTER

WHEN THE SURPRISE IS BITTER

Sometimes it is nice to be able to say “ah but someone is still there!” … it’s like a breath, like a proof that hope really dies last, even if the cases of people countercurrent are like rainbows: rare.
So, I suppose that despite the fact they don’t have easy names, I will remember the French lawyers who prepared a lawsuit against EA Sport by equating the FUT mode of the FIFA video game with gambling.
A system very often illusory has been developed with the high risk of creating addiction, which pushes players, generally very young, to spend real money, to buy packages with random content that should contain rare and important players, or options to improve game results: the FUT Fifa Ultimate Team mode.
In fact, a loot box, that is, a virtual consumer object, and not a “surprise” comparable to those of eggs to be clear, as claimed by the company already convened before the United Kingdom Gambling Commission.
So esteem and solidarity with the lawyers, with the hope that they can represent a sort of forerunner for further dutiful cases against other giants that make good and bad weather in various areas.
Also the fact that teenagers profiles are hacked speaks volumes about how much what is acquired within the game has taken on a value that borders on the virtual.
Anyway not even this aspect seems to worry the EA.
Being able to make contact, and to obtain concrete help from customer support, is a challenge as difficult as being able to find the same precious players that some youtubers can easily show off.
So, in spite of the fact that it is theft, in addition to the damage there is the mockery of not being able to play anymore, because nobody cares to protect the legitimate owner of the profile.
Perhaps it would be appropriate to specify that the “surprise” in many cases turns out to be bitter …

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