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

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Manchester United Puts An End to iPad Selfies By Banning Tablets

Huggable soccer friends. (Photo: Wikipedia)

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