Selfies Drive Me Insane! Do them creatively or not at all!
I really hate them. Rarely will you catch me taking a selfie. (You might catch me doing one – once in a very blue moon – as seen below for a social media tech bar event). The only excusable selfie in my book is a before and after. And, it’s got to be tasteful. Whether it’s a new hair style, a grandiose makeover, or even better a significant weight loss goal.
Granted, I love posed pictures in odd locations, with interesting things, in interesting places. But make no mistake those photos are not “selfies”. The way I get away with not taking selfies is taking pics with your friends, family or colleagues. This will avoid you looking like a total self absorb ______(fill in the blank), well you know what I am thinking.
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. In the Korean entertainment industry the word selca (short for “self camera”) means photos taken of oneself.They are often casual, are typically taken either with a camera held at arm’s length or in a mirror, and typically include either only the photographer or the photographer and as many people as can be in focus. Selfies taken that involve multiple people are known as “group selfies”. In August 2013 the Guardian produced a film series titled Thinkfluencer exploring selfie exposure in the UK. Denoting a pathological condition: Selfieism. The term ‘selfie’ originated in Australia in 2002 on an internet forum.
If I had to rank the worst type of selfies, that make me cringe every single time, they would rank in the following order:
1) IN FRONT OF THE BATHROOM MIRROR WITH A DISTINCTIVE POUT SELFIES
2) HALF NAKED SELFIES
3) AT THE BEACH SELFIES
4) AT THE GYM SELFIES
5) IN THE CAR/ BEHIND THE DRIVER’S WHEEL SELFIE
6) CLOSE UP HALF WITTED SEXY LOOK SELFIES
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Do these images turn your idea about selfies around? Which one is your favorite? What is your most hated type of selfie? Do you love or hate “the selfie”? Share!