However, if you already have a relationship with the people viewing the “selfies,” you probably won’t irritate them into blocking you or “unfriending” you. Some of your friends will even like keeping up with you in that way.
I have observed that there are several types of “selfies.” Some are funny and quirky, and I like those.
Some are taken to prove the person met a famous person. I get it.If I met Colin Firth, and he agreed to a picture with me, I would jump at the chance.
Others border on the pornographic; somebody’s mom and dad need to monitor their children before a pedophile finds them.
Then, there are those shots in the bathroom mirror right after a girl gets ready for a night out. She’s looking good, and she wants everyone to know it.
Here’s a free clue: Don’t take pictures of yourself in the bathroom – ever.
My least favorites of the “selfies,” which are by far the most numerous, are the “I have my shirt off to show you my ripped abs, my ‘assets,’ or my new tattoo” varieties. Just hashtag it #yesiamnarcissistic.
Another thing to think about before you post that pic – nothing ever really disappears from the internet, and it could come back to bite you. People have lost their jobs over posts. Stalking is at an all-time high, and it’s easy. Google your own name and see what comes up. Scary stuff.
And, yes, I did meet Patrick Stewart and Ronald Reagan.