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Old 05-04-2014, 12:11 PM
 
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Understandable-you may not get your camera back.
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If I found myself somewhere with high threat of theft, i'd leave.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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There's the narcissist bunch taking selfies (I do the groupies) and the drama queen bunch complaining about it. Sigh.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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The most likely answer is so they can post it to facebook and show their friends they were at that game.

I see this kind of activity as no different than writing letters in the 19th century or sending postcards in the 20th.

Yeah people are self-absorbed. It's been that way since people started drawing on cave-walls. I mean, who CARES that some caveman caught a deer 12,000 years ago??
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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I was at the Pacers-Hawks playoff game this evening and noticed an inordinate amount of middle aged and even elderly people taking silly selfies or couplies.
"Couplies" is a word?
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:44 PM
 
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I quit the whole Fakebooking thing, but when I was on there, I updated my picture with a selfie from time to time since I don't have people to take pictures of me. I had friends who updated their profile constantly with selfies, even in places like public restrooms! It got so annoying but whatever floats their boat.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:25 PM
 
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To the extent that I attend group events (game, concert, performance) to be part of a group energy type feeling, the selfie obsession is a big turnoff. For me it's not a bother per se, but having so many people obsessed with getting the right shot (and it rarely, rarely ever is a good shot) and checked out of the moment is a distraction.

Otherwise I don't care all that much but privately think it's lame. I see irony in someone with 500+ FB friends unable to locate ONE OF THEM to take a picture of them. Apparently they're alone. A lot.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdemFfbS5H0
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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People have set cameras on tripods and used the timer to sit in front of the camera and take their pix for years. . . . and people take their photo on their computer's camera....no different from just holding up a cell phone and taking one's pix. And there are those photo booths that have been around for many decades.

The only part that's new is the word "selfie".

No, there's a HUGE difference.

Back in the day of timers on cameras or photo booths, people were taking a photo of themselves or themselves with their family/friends to have as a souvenir of a date or a holiday or whatever.

Today? People constantly post or share "selfies" of themselves: At work, at a game, at lunch, at dinner, with their lunch or dinner, walking down the street, sitting on the subway, at a club, in a park, just waking up, getting ready to go to sleep, etc etc etc as if the world just must know their every move all day long.
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:55 PM
 
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Love it! My one year old started grooving to it lol.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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The most likely answer is so they can post it to facebook and show their friends they were at that game.

I see this kind of activity as no different than writing letters in the 19th century or sending postcards in the 20th.

Yeah people are self-absorbed. It's been that way since people started drawing on cave-walls. I mean, who CARES that some caveman caught a deer 12,000 years ago??
That is exactly what it is about!

Dear me. All the vituperative comments . . . narcissism? whaaaaaat?

Instagram, Vine and Facebook, for example, allow you to GPS the location, pinpoint it. So folks will take a photo of themselves or with their companion(s) . . . "pin" the location and send it to a social media site so they can memorialize the moment.

It is no different than folks in the past taking their vacation photos in front of the Eiffel Tower to show folks "where they were" and "who they were with." People have been doing this since the camera was invented, only -- they had to use a tripod and a time lapse feature (or one of those cords with a button) - or they had to ask someone to take their photo. So instead of being able to take the photo while in their seats at a venue, they had to take the shot outside the stadium or near the concession stands - whatever - cause there was no convenient way to take a photo of themselves in their seats!!!

This has nothing to do with ME ME ME or NARCISSIM. This is just good fun and a way of sharing your experiences, not only with your friends and family, but for yourself, like a diary or travel journal.

If there were a bunch of "elderly" folks doing this - that does my heart good - b/c that means these folks are able to use technology to share their experiences in "near real time" on a social media platform.

We are all our own newscasters these days (if we want to be!!!) I can livestream from any location using Ustream (or one of the other livestream platforms). What the heck is wrong with that? If that is what my friends and I enjoy doing, so what? If Grandma and Grandpa are savvy enough to take a selfie, send it to FB so their kids and grandkids can see them out and about having a great time . . . whose business is that?????
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