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Pouting, Paint & Contrast: an ode to Myspace selfies #PhotoWeek

Warning: this article features examples of extreme pretension and self-promotion. Readers of a weak disposition may wish to consult their GP before continuing. We know by now that selfies have been around for longer than we have. There’s Robert Cornelius’ first effort back in 1839, the Edwardian lady with her Kodak Brownie and at least a few in the family …

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Lauren BravoPouting, Paint & Contrast: an ode to Myspace selfies #PhotoWeek
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New exhibition suggests selfies are ruining culture

We’ve already touched on some of the problems with selfies: snapping them during funerals and plane crashes is insensitive, and if a monkey takes one with your camera, you could find yourself in a real copyright quandary. But some people think that at their worst, selfies are more than self-centred and a little irritating. They think they’re turning us into …

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Diane ShipleyNew exhibition suggests selfies are ruining culture
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“Who is TAKING all these photos of you?” And 9 other comments we wish we could leave on Instagram #PhotoWeek

…but never will because ultimately we’re good people, damnit.  “Careful, you’re almost out of loo roll…” Ain’t it just one of life’s cruellest tricks that the most flattering lighting is always in the toilet? Still, anyone looks great next to an avocado bathroom suite. “D’you know, I think the 13th hashtag might be overkill?” But I’m glad you tagged #summer, …

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Lauren Bravo“Who is TAKING all these photos of you?” And 9 other comments we wish we could leave on Instagram #PhotoWeek
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Science can predict which selfies we’ll like best

We’d always thought that, despite this photo app-heavy era, it’s possible to make real connections online that aren’t defined by how people look. Turns out, we’re idealistic fools and human beings are depressingly superficial. Psychologists from the University of York conducted a new study to find out whether they could predict how their subjects would judge others, based on a …

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Diane ShipleyScience can predict which selfies we’ll like best
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INSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?

The first time that we heard about Snapchat, like everyone else, we said to our friend, ‘But what’s the point in an app where you just send pictures for them to be deleted after five seconds?’ With the photo-sharing app revealing in May that users were sending 700 million photos and videos per day, while Snapchat Stories content was being …

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Hayley MinnINSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?
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Snapchat is more for selfies and cats than sexting

Snapchat has always seemed to have a reputation for being used as a tool for sexting, but we’ve always known it was more for silly stuff, like selfies with drawings all over us, or for showing off about that gig we’re at. Now, actual scientists have found that the app is used way more for cat pictures and selfies. A …

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Hayley MinnSnapchat is more for selfies and cats than sexting
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Sony announces Xperia C3 for selfie-obsessives

Sony has finally accepted that duck faces are here to stay and announced a new selfie-focused phone, the Xperia C3. It has a 5.5 inch 720 pixel display, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage with support for 64 GB microSD cards, and is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor running Android 4.4.2. It also comes with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual …

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Diane ShipleySony announces Xperia C3 for selfie-obsessives
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Guys, please stop risking your life for a Tour de France selfie

If mainstream media is to be believed, selfies are single-handedly turning us all into narcissist zombies, melting away our brains and stirring up trouble in the Middle East. And what has the evil selfie done this week? Well, it looks like it could be putting the lives of some people in serious danger as they insist on pulling a duck …

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Becca CaddyGuys, please stop risking your life for a Tour de France selfie
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Will new selfie app Booster help you reach your goals?

A lot of people find that online accountability helps them stick to their goals: posting about their healthier diet, improved exercise habits, or debt reduction making them less likely to suddenly slip up and flop on the sofa mainlining Ben & Jerry’s while buying up half of ASOS. But not everyone in your network cares about how far you ran this …

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Diane ShipleyWill new selfie app Booster help you reach your goals?

Ellen DeGeneres officially wins at selfies with star-studded Oscars photo

Ellen DeGeneres has managed to break the record for most retweets EVER with this awesome star-studded selfie taken at last night’s Oscars. If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014 So…

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Becca CaddyEllen DeGeneres officially wins at selfies with star-studded Oscars photo