Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Keep it to your Selfie

It wasn't that long ago that the word 'selfie' wouldn't much to many people, but these days it has been pushed, rammed and punched into our faces. But its not all smiles and high angles? Well actually it is, the whole point to say to the world 'Look at me!'

According to Wikipedia: A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often associated with social networking, like Instagram.

(Picture: Daily Mail)
From macaque, to celebrities and even the Politicians are at it essentially just showing off. The reason it really bugs me; apart from the monkey (I like that one hehe) is do we really need to know what you're wearing? who your with? or where you are?....uh NO!
We already know you're successful and have attractive looking friends, you don't have to be so smug about it.

This hyper band wagon has turn 'Average Joe' vain boredom pics, into needy attempts to attract friends (or rather 'Likes'). Making it as uncool as taking pictures of old flip-flops. 
Look at them... desperate to fit in (Picture: Telegraph)
But there is light at the end of the iPhone lens, the 'No Make Up Selfie' campaign has raised an amazing amount of money and awareness for Cancer Research. Which is a wonderful thing that will help many, but has criticized of some women missing the point. Point being to get yourself Checked!

Pictures are meant to be fun, not an attempt to cool and boosty.

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