The selfie gene: Putting on our best face
There is an ongoing debate whether selfies represent a low point of modern-day culture or not. Jerry Saltz, the Pulitzer-winning art critic disagrees. He says, ‘selfies are our little diaries that say ‘I’m here, look at me’’. Whether one agrees or not seems irrelevant in the face of a statistic that’s worth obsessing about: Over one million selfies are posted on social media everyday. These images are proof that ease-of-use has quickened the narcissistic impulse in us. The recent - and ironic - response to this phenomenon is a pop-up museum in Los Angeles
FAKE NEWS SELFIE (Nov 19, 2017)
"11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!" Paris Hilton tweeted in 2017, while posting two pictures of the duo from 2006. The bold claim amused and outraged social media users, who promptly roasted her and dubbed it as a shameless assault on truth. However, she may want to take credit for being the tipping point, inadvertently, for what has come to be known as ‘fake news’.