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"Selfies": Signs Of Pride Or "Cry for Help"?

AP Fam, what's your take on the whole "selfie" madness?
Some say they're empowering and a sign a pride. Some say they're a cry for help.
What's the deal? Pride or desperate narcissism? (i.e. "a devastatingly vulnerable person, compensating for a deeply imprinted inadequacy with a desperate need for admiration" - quote from 'Narcissism: The Malady of Me', The New York Times - nytimes.com).
The Oxford dictionary defines "selfie": "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website" - and as used in a sentence: "occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary".
:) Ain't that something.
Let us know what you think.
- L.

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Comment by Laura Fielder on November 29, 2013 at 1:05pm

 I don't get the constant post of selfies.  Personally, I am a camera shy person.  So that makes selfies even the more weird for me.  However,I think it's alright for the young kids who parents who recently gave them a smart phone.  


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