Posts tagged "selfies"

PETA Thinks Selfie Monkey Has A Right To Some Royalties

On Tuesday, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a six-year-old macaque monkey named Naruto. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, that’s because he’s gone by Selfie Monkey since 2011, when he famously snapped his own face in a picture that has been repurposed countless time.

Lauren Vinopal / September 23, 2015

Now All Your Makeup Has To Pass The “Selfie Test”

This is either the beginning of the end or a good thing, your call. …

Megan Reynolds / September 22, 2015

This Colorado Canyon Had To Close Because People Wouldn’t Stop Taking Bear Selfies

As much as the selfie trend has come to be accepted by haters everywhere, there are some situations you really don’t need to document with a picture of your face. Encountering a bear is one of these situations, but that doesn’t mean you won’t remember the experience. After all, who needs photos when you ca…

Lauren Vinopal / September 14, 2015

July 4th Selfie Campaign To Help Keep Dogs Safe During Fireworks

Happy 4th of July to American humans! Not so much the doggies of these humans, however.
More pets go missing over the Fourth of July weekend than any other time of year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Most dog owners keep their dogs inside during the pomp and…

Katrin Higher / July 4, 2015

You Can Now Study Selfie Theory At USC

Associate Professor Mark Marino says that the course is about how people construct “an image of their identity  their gender, their ethnicity, their sexuality, their socioeconomic status” through selfies.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 12, 2015

Loretta Lynch Confirmed As Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the United States’ first Black female Attorney General.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 24, 2015

Loveflutter’s #AntiSelfieDay Is A Shallow, Cynical Branding Campaign

Apparently the people who run the dating app Loveflutter are gluttons for punishment[/members], because they tweeted their new social media campaign at me. I’m sure I’m on their list of people to tweet social media campaigns at because of this post I did about their brown bag speed-dating events (I laughed out loud reading it…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 10, 2015

Here’s Kim Kardashian’s Selfie PSA Super Bowl Ad

Kim Kardashian’s selfie game has been on lock for quite some time, so it’s refreshing to see her acknowledge their glory in this Super Bowl ad for T-Mobile. The 30-second PSA warns viewers against wasting their precious data on anything other than viewing the selfies she so carefully and dutifully makes for her fans. The…

Megan Reynolds / January 27, 2015

Here’s The Cover For Selfish, Kim Kardashian’s Selfie Book

Here is the cover of Kim Kardashian’s forthcoming book, Selfish, out in May 2015. This is the cover photo, and frankly, it’s amazing. I am sure the impending arrival of Kim’s coffee-table book of selfies will cause a lot of people to raise their fists in anger about how we are turning into a society of…

Megan Reynolds / January 20, 2015

Would You Like An $80 Stick With Which To Take Selfies Of Your Butt?

Bathroom mirrors got you down? Are you tired of always having to make awkward explanations to ER doctors about how you injured yourself trying to take a picture of your butt for your Instagram feed? Unable to tell if that sore on your ass is infected or what, and don’t feel like asking a friend?

Robyn Pennacchia / January 8, 2015

Obsessed: Artist Erin M. Riley Weaves Sexy Selfies

Weaving in general is my obsession and in addition to spending most of my free time at the loom, I also search Instagram for other weavers in hopes of finding inspiration and new techniques. There’s plenty of great work, but a lot of it is … the same. Lots of geometric, vaguely Southwestern patterns, or…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 22, 2014

A Better Gym Selfie

I have so many conflicting feelings about gym selfies. I usually just sort of frown at them, shake my head, and move on. They’re the kind of thing that other people do, and while I totally respect their right to do it, I just don’t understand why. This came to a head this morning when,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 15, 2014

RIP Society: Woman Invents Motion-Sensing Mobile So Babies Can Post Selfies From Their Cribs

For those of you whose Facebook news feeds have become bombarded with photos of your friends’ babies, this is not good news for you. A design student in the Netherlands has just come up with perhaps the most invasive technology ever, sure to make baby’s first words be “I hate you, mama.”


Katie Oldenburg / November 6, 2014

About Art And Art Selfies

I keep having to revise my position on art selfies. I don’t know. I still hate the fact that most museum patrons seem to be there to say that they were there, to have the pictures to prove it; that they’re not seeing the art, they’re seeing themselves with the art. At the same time,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014

Coming Soon: Wearable Selfie Drones

How’d you like to have your very own wearable selfie-drone-turned-bracelet to serve as your personal photography assistant? It sounds pretty insane, but a Stanford physics researcher is trying to make it a reality. The Nixie wraps around your wrist, presumably like those kick-ass snap bracelets of our high school days, until you’re ready to take…

Claire Hannum / September 29, 2014

Do Not Want: The Selfie Brush

In case a bad hair day threatens to ruin your photos, the Selfie Brush does double duty as a hair tamer and phone case. That way, you don’t have to bother to put your brush down and then pick up your phone before taking a selfie, which will save you approximately three whole seconds. It also…

Claire Hannum / September 11, 2014

Is Chillin’ On Top Of A Skyscraper Brave Or Insane?

In this video, a brave dude named Daniel Lau and his friends are just casually chilling with some bananas and a selfie stick atop the 1,135-foot Center Skyscraper in Hong Kong. I had no idea this “dangerous selfie” hobby was a thing, and I have so many questions. Did they scale the building to get u…

Claire Hannum / August 27, 2014

Paris Says Chill Out With The Love Locks Because Selfies Are More Romantic

Paris is getting fed up couples placing padlocks on the Pont des Arts railing and tossing the keys into the river to demonstrate their undying love for each other. Romance is great and all, but the locks accumulated over the years until they weighed in at 45 tons and caused the bridge to collapse in

Claire Hannum / August 15, 2014
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