Survey Says

Your Countless Selfies Are Alienating Everyone Around You

Sorry bb.
(Photo: Twitter)

(Photo: Twitter)

A picture is worth a thousand words, but too many taken of your own mug is worth a thousand words of shit talking behind your back.

According to a new study out of the U.K., posting too many selfies on platforms like Facebook and Instagram can actually make people feel less close to you–despite the oh-so-flattering comments you may get from users like thirsty1356.

A joint study between three U.K. universities asked 508 Facebook users how they felt about their friends, relatives and acquaintances, then compared that to how frequently the people in their networks shared selfies. As it turns out, the more an acquaintance posts selfies, the more negatively it can impact your feelings towards him or her, as hundreds of photos plastered across the web of you making the same face can lead to a decreased level of intimacy.

Close friends, however, are used to your online narcissism and aren’t as bothered by selfies as acquaintances are. You guys are besties for a reason.

Now if you don’t mind, we have somewhere to be. *deletes hundreds of selfies from Instagram*

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