Jesus died for our selfies
The greatest unforeseen danger to this year’s Tour de France riders isn’t a bunch of sheep walking around with cameras strapped to their backs; it’s spectators taking selfies.
Tour de France fans tend to line the edges of the race routes in droves, frequently with no gates separating spectators from riders. This year, selfie-taking spectators have been turning their backs to the road, and not always realizing when the cyclists have been approaching, the Guardian reports. Read More
Now that the selfie has been tacitly endorsed by none other than Anne Leibovitz, fans of this particular photographic medium are free to say “eff the haters” and post as many #nomakeup photos as they want.
Renting an apartment to today’s youths poses a unique challenge. It must be close to the subway. It must be bright, and not located in a basement dungeon. Most importantly, it must be great for taking selfies.
At least, that was the thought process behind a recent listing on StreetEasy for an East Village apartment at 269 10th St. After describing the “5 to 10 minute walk from 6 & L trains, Union Square, NYU” and the “Modern kitchen, queen-sized bedroom with large closet & skylight,” the listing says: Read More
The White House is mulling a selfie ban so that President Barack Obama will never accidentally end up in a Samsung ad again.
Here’s the back story: Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz tweeted a seemingly innocuous selfie with the prez last Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports. It appeared to be spontaneous and charming — until the White House realized Mr. Ortiz has a deal with Samsung that includes PR photo ops like the Obama selfie. Read More
This is it. The fact we’ve all been avoiding, something we’ve all known to be true since the dawn of the Rise filter, has officially been confirmed by Science.
A recent study found that Instagram users who post too much or too often see less interaction from their followers, the New York Daily News reports. And that’s regardless of how many hordes of followers they have. Read More
She might not have come in first place, but Kelly Roberts, 24, still arguably won last weekend’s NYC Half-Marathon.
As Gothamist reported, the Brooklyn resident made the 13.1 miles more manageable by taking selfies with unsuspecting “hott guys” in the background, and posting them to Instagram with the hashtag #hottguysofthenychalf. Read More
It’s that time of year again: the forty days between Mardi Gras and Easter when Christians forego a favorite vice to remind Jesus they’re cool with him. And this year, millions are giving up Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
That’s right, all the cool kids are now giving up social media instead of chocolate and smoking for lent. A survey from the Barna Group showed 16 percent of people observing Lent will give up social media this year, the New York Post says. Read More