Jesus died for our selfies
Looks like Kim Kardashian may be manipulating more than just the hearts and minds of television watchers everywhere.
Ms. Kardashian is famous, you see, for a few things: being pretty, selling klothing at Sears, dating Kanye West, having his daughter, having a dad who was O.J. Simpson’s trial lawyer, having a stepdad who was an Olympian, having a batshit mom and having siblings with whom she interacts, at times on camera.
She is also famous, of course, for her hot bod. 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
It doesn’t look like the #VoterSelfies movement is going to sweep the Philippines anytime soon. Ahead of today’s elections, the country’s Commissions of Elections reminded voters that it’s illegal to take pictures of completed ballots and laid out guidelines as to when it the requisite selfie is allowed.
Voting laws state that making copies or identifying who someone voted for, which a completed ballot selfie falls under, is prohibited in the country. 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.
Hillary Clinton is furthering her social media evolution by getting into the selfie game, less than one week after she created her own Twitter account.