It’s a sad, sad day when you come to value the quality of your selfies more than you do your own pet.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) says hundreds of black cats are being abandoned by their owners. The reason? They’re apparently not photogenic enough for their owners’ selfies.
God Save the Queen
Oh good god. This is what happens when a minor baseball league tries to understand the Internet.
At last night’s Kalamazoo Growlers game (that’s apparently a minor league baseball team, uh, somewhere), the players debuted a jersey filled with 300 selfies. The local newspaper declared it a “hit” with not only the fans, but the opposing team. “The jersey is really cool,” remarked one player from the Wisconsin Woodchucks. So cool.
In what has to be the most epic social media news of our time, the Queen of England recently staged a spectacular photobomb in an Australian athlete’s Instagram selfie.
When will criminals ever learn?
Over the weekend, the owners of Mortie’s Boutique in Illinois said their store was robbed of a rather distinctive “leopard color dress.” The store’s surveillance video showed a woman breaking into the store and taking several items, including that dress. So, they made a Facebook post to ask if anyone in the apparently small town of West Frankfort had seen the dress.
Jesus died for our selfies
Spanish police are searching for a man who took an idiotic selfie in front of a charging bull.
Police say the man slowed down deliberately in front of the half-ton beast so he could take the picture and (most likely) impress his friends about how daring and edgy he is. Per a picture captured by Getty Images, local authorities are searching for a bearded man spotted a wearing a red sweater and white pants. Uh, good luck?
Rise of the Machines
What do Tour de France spectators, the NASA’s Mars Rover and potential Bitcoin users have in common? They all love selfies.
A company in the Philippines is taking advantage of our vanity by having millennials convert their cash into Bitcoin in daily “selfie contests.”
When most people think of the Singularity, they imagine a robot takeover that will subjugate and destroy the human race — not an effort to restore creative balance and defend human authenticity. Pix Nix, a new project out of a&g Labs, built a robot to do just that by taking on the epidemic of Read More
Vote For Selfie
So this exists.
Betabeat stumbled upon this #SelfieNYC mirror outside of Shake Shack on 8th Avenue near West 44th Street this morning.
We’re not sure where this came from or if there are any more around, but the #SelfieNYC Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter pages are already bringing city Read More
Selfie nation is going to the polls.
Fearing that voters in today’s elections might accidentally reveal the contents of their ballots, the UK’s Electoral Commission is taking serious steps to stop people from taking so many gosh darn selfies in their voting booths, the BBC reports.
Although taking photos in the voting booth technically isn’t against the law, the Electoral Commission fears posting the photos to social media could compromise the anonymity of the secret ballot — an act that is punishable by law.
The only thing worse that you could probably include in your selfies than snow is a dead body. That’s what an Alabama high school student did after taking a picture with a cadaver in the background and Read More