Posts Tagged ‘selfie’

Newscasters Misidentifying Photographs as Selfies

As a result of the selfie culture boom in the past couple of years, the media is often quick to call a photo a selfie when it’s not a self portrait at all, much less a handheld one. Here’s a 1-minute compilation of cases in which newscasters misidentify photographs as selfies. It’s a short segment that aired late last year on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Guy Proposes to His Girlfriend with a Fake Selfie

One way to capture your girlfriend’s reaction without the help of a third person: take a fake selfie. That’s how this guy shot this short and sweet video of his now-fiancĂ©e’s reaction when he dropped down on one knee.

Major Museums Are Now Banning Selfie Sticks

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As the selfie stick craze sweeps the nation, major museums in the United States are banning the device in order to protect both visitors and artworks.
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Teen Arrested for Murder After Incriminating Himself with Snapchat Selfie with Body

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A 16-year-old Pittsburgh teenager has been arrested for murder after taking a selfie with the body and sending the photographic evidence of his crime to a friend through Snapchat.
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World of Warcraft Adds a Selfie Camera for Capturing Virtual Duckfaces

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The “selfie” has made quite an impact on our culture in the past couple of years. The word was selected as Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year in 2013 and the keyword grew by over 2000% in the stock photo industry in 2014.

Companies have also been riding the selfie’s popularity to make their products more “hip” — Fujifilm’s latest mirrorless camera is one example. The latest brand to do so is Blizzard, which is incorporating new selfie cameras into its popular World of Warcraft video game.
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Study Finds that Men Who Share Selfies Online Show More Psychopathic Tendencies

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Men who share selfies online are more likely to exhibit psychopathic tendencies. That’s what researchers are saying after conducting a lengthy study on the link between selfie-taking and certain personality traits.
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Sister Pranks Her Brother with Video Selfies Over the Course of a Year

Here’s a lighthearted video that’s going viral on the Internet: over the course of 2014, Jillian Haker repeatedly pranked her brother by getting him to make ridiculous poses for selfie photos while she was actually capturing video. The guy fell for it pretty much every time (warning: there’s quite a bit of profanity as a result).

“I don’t think this trick will ever get old,” Haker writes.

Megatron is Not a Fan of Selfies

Universal Studios in Hollywood recently offered guests a photo op with a performer dressed very impressively as Megatron, one of the main baddies in Transformers. It turns out Megatron is not a fan of selfies.

When Alexandra Trew walked up and tried to snap one, she ended up capturing this video of the villain ranting about selfies and arguing how people need to learn to live in the moment.
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Fan Gets Karate Kicked by Guitarist While Snapping an On-Stage Selfie

Here’s a strange incident that’s causing a stir online and in music communities: at a recent concert by the metal band Every Time I Die, a fan named Micah Barnes decided to climb onto the stage to try and snag a selfie with the lead singer. Guitarist Jordan Buckley would have none of it, and decided to put an end to the photo shoot with a swift kick that sent the smartphone flying into the air.
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This Guy Captured a 100 Clone Selfie in the Cabin of an Airplane

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Check out this crazy self-portrait photo by a guy named Timothy LaBranche. It’s a composite image showing LaBranche posing as all 100 passengers in the cabin of a passenger plane.
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