Posts tagged "selfies"

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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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?
By: 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,…
By: 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,…
By: 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." New Born Fame,…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: Claire Hannum / August 15, 2014

Kim Kardashian Is Publishing A Book Of Selfies

You know, I really don't think there are enough photos of Kim Kardashian in the universe. Good thing she is releasing a book of selfies. (Yes, really.) Titled Kim Kardashian Selfish, the coffee table book from publisher Rizzoli comes out/the apocalypse is nigh in 2015. [US Weekly] In other Kardashian news (isn't it all…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

RIP Society: Black Cats Are Being Abandoned Because They Don’t Show Up In Selfies

According to the RSPCA, a British animal charity, abandoning animals that aren't photogenic has become "a national problem" in the U.K. Of the 1,000 cats currently living in RSPCA shelter, 70 percent are black. Between 2007 and 2013, there was a 65 percent increase in the number of black cats taken in at the Blue…
By: Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014

A Queen Elizabeth Photobomb Makes This The Best Selfie Ever

Two Australian hockey players captured one of the better selfies in Instagram history when Queen Elizabeth peeked into the shot behind them. The queen paid a surprise visit to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday to see a Wales-England hockey match. She arrived early, just as the Australian match was coming to…
By: Claire Hannum / July 28, 2014

Alabama Teen Receives Death Threats For Posting Smiley Selfie At Auschwitz

Selfies strike again. Breanna Mitchell, 18, of Roanake, Alabama, graduated from high school this year. In June, she celebrated this milestone by traveling to Europe with her grandmother and visiting Poland. Like many teens, Breanna documented her trip on social media. Sounds like a great story so far, right? The ugh moment is that Breanna…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2014

This Young Woman Took 6.5 Years Worth Of Selfies In Order To Document Her Trichotillomania

A lot of ink has been spilled about how the proliferation of selfies is a reflection of our culture's increasing self-absorption and a sign that people are only getting more vain. But taking pictures of yourself regularly doesn't have to be shallow. For example, meet BeckieO, aka Rebecca Brown, a 21-year-old British woman who took…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 23, 2014

Today In Terrifying: You Can Put Your Selfies On Toast

If social media is becoming too boring of an outlet for your selfies, consider the untapped market that is personalized toast. For a mere $75, the "toast engineers" at a novelty toaster company in Vermont will splice your high-resolution photo into a toaster, forever to be printed on Wonderbread slices of your choice. After all, "you…
By: Claire Hannum / July 18, 2014

Shut Up, Selfies Are Awesome

I take a lot of selfies. You know why? Because I’m fucking adorable. If it bothers you, maybe you should’ve been around in middle school to tell me I was pretty. But you weren’t, and I felt gross, but now I feel hot, so boom! You get a whole lotta selfies. Look, I could go…
By: Sara Benincasa / July 7, 2014

Study: iPhone Cameras Are Zapping Our Memory, But We Can Do Something About It

One of the biggest reasons I take pictures on the regular is a fear of forgetting, but as it turns out, all those pictures may be making my memories more likely to go fuzzy. There are so many small, delicious slices of life that I'm afraid will slip away forever or go undocumented somewhere in my…
By: Claire Hannum / June 15, 2014
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