In defense of the selfie

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18 Responses to “In defense of the selfie”

  1. RadioSilence says:

    And people have been doing it a lot longer than cameraphones have been around, too.
    http://famousselfportraits.tumblr.com/http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzqrz6ZYtj1rplo3ro1_500.png

  2. Jim Saul says:

    Why is it that so many taken are in cars? Is it that someone has time on their hands while waiting and happens to notice in the sun-shade mirrors that they have particularly nice lighting at the moment?

    • Jonathan Roberts says:

      I was wondering the same about the bathroom selfies. Is there literally no other mirror in your house?

  3. liquidstar says:

    I actually don’t get the generalized hate for the Selfie -  it is strange.  Criticising particular elements ok, but all of them a priori?

  4. Lithi says:

    It’s one thing to take selfies, did that when I was a kid. However, when one tries to demonstrate their coolness and badassery or even worse, make a meme out of it and whores it, no. 

  5. Ron Bowes says:

    TIL that a lot of people don’t like selfies.

  6. stygianguest says:

    Unfamiliar with the term, I first assumed “a selfie” referred to masturbation and wondered who would put that on facebook. Oh well.

    • Ambiguity says:

       Not a term I’m familiar with either.

      Sometimes I feel that I don’t spend nearly enough time making sure I’ve got my finger on the pulse of what’s culturally relevant for each 15 minute period.

      But mostly not.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      I first assumed “a selfie” referred to masturbation

      Only if you do it in your onesie.

  7. Daemonworks says:

    I just hate the word “selfie”, I could care less about folks taking pictures of themselves.

  8. selfie says:

    I don’t understand the hate ? Learning to figure out how to block someone on your feed has to be easier. I like the self expression the silliness that’s captured. It’s about capturing the moment. You can browse interesting selfies at http://selfie.com enjoy!

  9. Payne Hertz says:

    That pic looks like a selfie of Chucky when he was younger :)

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