Selfie Stunners. A bunch of girls who can pull off duckface got together and shot a video on how to make selfies for W mag. It’s two minutes long for some reason, and it will probably make you feel bad about yourself because all the girls happen to be supermodels.
“Go a little bit higher, sort of find the good light,” Karlie Kloss kouncils in a Madonna‐esque mid‐atlantic accent. “I like to blow a kiss.” Read More
Let us all rejoice, because kids are finally using their wide-eyed pouting powers for good and not evil.
As the Huffington Post reported, two Brigham Young University students have created a project called the Selfie Police, wherein participants are encouraged to donate a dollar for every selfie they take. One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to Vittana, a charity that helps low-income kids afford a college education. Read More
If you go out for a night with your girls but don’t take any selfies, did you actually go out at all? That’s the problem posed for some New York partiers who are feeling less than turnt by several clubs’ rules banning cell phone photography and potentially threatening the “going out selfie” to extinction. Read More
When celebs dip their perfectly pedicured toes into the tech world, the results often feel crass and unnecessary. Do we really need this “clean-living startup” from Jessica Alba? Does anyone read Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP in earnest? And why did we have to download a bad app to listen to Jay-Z’s latest album?
But you can’t get much more crass than Shots of Me, a selfie app backed by a big chunk of change from Justin Bieber. So why do we need this selfie app? “Immaturity fuels bullying and drama-filled comment reels,” TechCrunch points out. “So RockLive has taken funding from Justin Bieber to solve these problems with Shots of Me, a self-portrait photo sharing iOS app that launches today.” Read More
In a story line that not even Pretty Little Liars could script, teenagers in San Diego are in serious trouble for their involvement in a sexting ring. NBC San Diego reports that dozens of high school students are being investigated by the police for sharing explicit photos, and it could lead to criminal charges. Read More
Snapchat has come a long way from the fraternities of Stanford. Via Getty Images, here is a photo of a debutante taking a Snapchat selfie while waiting around to be presented at the Queen Charlotte’s Ball.
According to the Daily Mail: ”Dubbed the ‘crowning event of the London Season’ the guest list is hand-picked with care: only young women from the richest families are invited to the ball where, after months of careful preparation and spending thousands of pounds on each ticket, the young debutantes are able to show off their skills in poise and elegance.” Read More
Conventional wisdom dictates that everyone hates selfies. You have to roll your eyes when your high school frenemy pops up, mugging adorably, in an Instagram pic with some terrible “dance like no one’s watching” caption.
But people keep posting them, and liking them, and commenting on them, despite widespread kvetching about the selfie phenomenon. Like pumpkin spice lattes or the Kardashians, selfies are too popular to really be as reviled as we like to pretend they are. Read More
People love to grumble about selfies, but a new round of statistics solidifies it: about 25 percent of adults are over them.