We guess this is what happens when you ban tiger selfies.
Forest rangers in California’s South Lake Tahoe are begging visitors to stop taking so many goddamn selfies with bears, WFMY News 2 reports. The insanely dangerous selfies have apparently become so popular, officials at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center are threatening to close the area to visitors if they don’t quit it. Read More
Forgive us for the terrible pun, but this selfie is seriously out of this world.
The awesome photo was taken last week by Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft, which is currently on a mission to land on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The Rosetta was 16 km — or 10 miles — away from its destination when it snapped the stellar selfie. Read More
With the advent of Halloween comes the inevitable advent of people trying to turn ~tech~ things into viable costumes. The results? Always terrible. Read More
You know that friend who always seems to be traveling? His latest Facebook album somehow included photos from both Europe and national parks in the American West. His Instagram is littered with exotic selfies and beer-with-a-view shots — don’t even get us started on his Snapchats. He thinks he’s #blessed, but he’s more on the #basic side. We all have a handful of these, and we secretly want them off our feeds.
A study of social media habits conducted by research firm YouGov shows that social media bragging can lead to a loss of friends on social networks. In fact, nearly 40 percent of Americans would consider unfollowing or blocking someone who posts too many boastful vacation photos. Read More
Believe it or not, selfies aren’t always mindless acts of vanity. Sometimes, they also help catch criminals.
Alabama resident Colby Wayne Satterwhite, 22, has been charged in connection to a Florida burglary after his girlfriend took a selfie with the stuff he allegedly stole in the background and posted it to Facebook. Read More
Snapping the perfect selfie can be a strenuous ordeal. Thankfully, Acer’s debuted a revolutionary contraption that’s way more functional — and not to mention wildly stylish — than even a selfie stick.
In honor of London’s Fashion Week, the tech company teamed up with designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis to create what they claim is “the world’s first Selfie-Hat.” Read More
You may have read about the Parisian bridge that collapsed due to the weight of tourists’ locks: couples were placing padlocks on the Pont des Arts in order to demonstrate both their love for each other and their disrespect for classic architecture, and the bridge ended up partially collapsing under 45 tons of cold, hard metal.
Now, the city government is trying to keep couples from further maiming the bridge. To do this, they’re encouraging tourists to take selfies instead of defacing public property, the Guardian reports. Read More
Manchester United has a novel idea for fans who want to bring their obnoxious iPads to the games: don’t.
The soccer team, ugh club, is banning the use of “large electronic devices” in its stadium because they’ve had enough of those awkward selfies. According to a letter distributed to fans last night, the team specifically calls out iPads and iPads Minis along with any gadget that is larger than 150mm x 100m, so that includes the three people who own a Samsung Galaxy tablet. Read More
Today in horrific news, a Polish couple vacationing in Portugal fell to their deaths while taking selfies on a cliff.
The couple and their children had been visiting cliffs at Cabo da Roca when the tragic incident occurred, WILX 10 reports. They fell from the cliff top into the Atlantic Ocean, where rescue workers were eventually able to retrieve their bodies. Read More