On the psfk website, a look at the rise of the selfie, self-taken photos of oneself that may either be just an "amusing snapshot" or the sign of western society's addiction to narcissism.
All of this is the work of an instant. Then, with a single tap, you are ready to upload: to Twitter, to Facebook, to Instagram, each likeness accompanied by a self-referential hashtag. Your image is retweeted and tagged and shared. Your screen fills with thumbs-up signs and heart-shaped emoticons. You are liked several times over. You feel a shiver of what, exactly? Approbation? Reassurance? Existential calm? Whatever it is, it?s addictive. Soon, you repeat the whole process, trying out a different pose. Again and again, you offer yourself up for public consumption.
This, then, is the selfie: the self-portrait of the digital age. We are all at it. Just type selfie into the Twitter search bar. Or take a look at Instagram, where over 90m photos are currently posted with the hashtag #me.
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