Jesus died for our selfies

Girl’s Year-Long Selfie Prank on Brother Goes Viral

Ms. Haker and her gullible brother. (YouTube)

Jillian Haker’s brother presumably rang in 2015 by discovering he was the butt of a year-long joke.

All throughout 2014, Ms. Haker pranked her brother by asking him to pose for selfies with her, but instead recording video. He fell for it every time.

Ms. Haker compiled the videos and, on Dec. 31, posted them on YouTube in a hilarious video called “Snap Chat Attack!” In just two days, it’s garnered more than 1.3 million views. Read More

Dating: The Final Frontier

We’re So Vain: Full Body Photos Will Get You 203% More Online Dating Messages

Er, those 2015 predictions seem wishful. (Zoosk)

Guess what, ladies? If men aren’t messaging your online dating profile, it’s not because they’re intimidated by your intelligence or good looks. It’s probably because you’re posting too many outdoorsy photos and not enough selfies.

Right on the heels of Match.com, Zoosk has published its own swath of end-of-the-year online dating statistics. Yes, Zoosk—the people who also helpfully instructed women on exactly what make-up to wear to snag a man onlineRead More

selfie stupidity

Forest Rangers Begging Visitors to Stop Taking Selfies with Bears

No photos, please. (Wikimedia Commons)

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

Jesus died for our selfies

Study: Nearly 40% of Americans Hate Your Vacation Pics and Would Unfollow Social Media Braggers

Smile for my Snapchat story (Pixabay).

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

Jesus died for our selfies

Paris Suggests You Take a Selfie on Love Bridge Instead of Destroying It With Padlocks

No more locks. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

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