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Subject: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/07/14 at 1:13 pm

Just like any pop cultural movement of the past, we get puzzled on what exactly this new thing is. I don't know what a selfie is nor have even seen it properly done. What are your opinions on it and how long do you think this will last?

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/14 at 1:18 pm

A selfie is a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

Probably the most recent famous seflie was taken at the 2014 Oscar Ceremony, featuring Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.

http://www.adweek.com/files/imagecache/node-detail/news_article/oscars-selfie-hed-2014.jpg

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/07/14 at 1:48 pm

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/1504050_10152105112060042_356060873_n.jpg

I think people just want to see what they look like.  I can't think of any other reason why someone would take a picture of themselves?

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/14 at 2:03 pm

My first attempt at a selfie, me at the Empire State Building (I was wearing a yellow jumper...)

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/IMAG0947.jpg

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: 80sfan on 05/07/14 at 2:13 pm


My first attempt at a selfie, me at the Empire State Building (I was wearing a yellow jumper...)

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/IMAG0947.jpg


You look different, I can't quite put my finger on it.  :-X

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/07/14 at 5:49 pm

Selfies are best done when the subject is showing "duck lips".  ;D

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: loki 13 on 05/07/14 at 6:03 pm

One of the original selfies:

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/aQuaRiSTGenTr/Blog/LeonardodaVinci.jpg

And one a little more modern:

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae327/joskla/VanGogh.jpg

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: Howard on 05/07/14 at 7:34 pm


My first attempt at a selfie, me at the Empire State Building (I was wearing a yellow jumper...)

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/IMAG0947.jpg


I don't see you.  ;D

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/07/14 at 9:39 pm

He said that it was his first attempt at a selfie.  :)

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: Howard on 05/08/14 at 7:04 am

So if you take a picture with a group of people, shouldn't it be called a "groupie"?

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: Jessica on 05/08/14 at 7:35 am


So if you take a picture with a group of people, shouldn't it be called a "groupie"?


Makes sense to me.

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 05/08/14 at 8:30 am

Easy; humans have always been a group of narcissistic assholes.

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/08/14 at 1:05 pm


Easy; humans have always been a group of narcissistic assholes.


True.

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: Howard on 05/08/14 at 2:09 pm


Easy; humans have always been a group of narcissistic assholes.


You got that right.

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: Howard on 05/08/14 at 2:11 pm

http://www.multiplemayhemmamma.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/monalisaducklips.png

;D

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/14 at 1:11 am


My first attempt at a selfie, me at the Empire State Building (I was wearing a yellow jumper...)

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/IMAG0947.jpg

I don't see you.  ;D

He said that it was his first attempt at a selfie.  :)
It was my first attempt.

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/09/14 at 1:14 am

http://i.imgur.com/tTJa9vQl.jpg

The only good duckface is the 70s (technically 1967-present) duckface that came with the invention of Pringles.

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: sonikuu on 05/09/14 at 11:33 am

The "selfie" can probably be traced back to Myspace, when people took pictures of themselves at various "myspace" angles and stuff for their profile pics.  It grew from there.  So yeah, social networking is to blame.  That said, I never thought of it as particular special or interesting until the word "selfie" suddenly came out of nowhere and made it seem like a hot new trend when it had been going on for years.

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: Howard on 05/09/14 at 3:47 pm


It was my first attempt.


That's ok, at least you gave it a shot.  :)

Subject: Re: The "selfie"- what is it and how did it become the phenomeon that it is today?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/14 at 3:49 pm


That's ok, at least you gave it a shot.  :)
...and kept the shot.

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