In case you've been living under a rock for the past couple of years, I'm gonna tell you what a selfie is. It's when you take a picture of yourself and then share it with the world via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or some other social media. Because everyone wants to see a picture of you. Typically doing nothing OR something "cool".
It's stupid. Now in case you think this post is about you personally, I will tell you it is not. I see many many selfies every day on the social media I visit. It ain't personal people.
I'm trying to figure out how this trend started. Seriously how did posting an endless amount of pictures of yourself become the thing to do? Here's my thoughts on why people do this ridiculous self portraiture all the time.
- You've discovered that your phone camera has a feature to turn around to face you, making taking pictures of yourself completely easy. Ever hit that button by accident while trying to take a picture of not-yourself? Suddenly, YOU are staring back at you. It's rather shocking. Hopefully you figured out how to push the button again and have the camera facing out so you can commence taking pictures of your fabulous offspring or some flower or something.