Poll Do you take selfies? (391 votes)
So as we all know, the photo portrait has been with us since the 1800's thanks to daguerreotypes(Life Is Strange, 2015), but do you take selfies?
Personally I never have and really don't understand the appeal. This article refers to some polling that suggests 68% of millennial women have taken a selfie as have 42% of millennial men. The point that many women take them in order to feel empowered or more confident is brought up and contrasted with the idea that for others, being exposed to other people presenting themselves as attractive and living exaggerated lives is alienating. I'd assume that the GB community will have far fewer selfie fans than the general population since it's a male skewed audience and I expect that the type of person who posts on these forums is not the type to be into self-portraiture.
I like to try to live in the moment as much as possible, so stopping to document yourself seems very at odds with that to me, very narcissistic and staged. If anyone has some insight into why it's so popular, I'd love to hear the reasoning.
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