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Personally, I don't think there is anything wrong with selfies. Like a couple of people said, it's usually in good fun. It's extremely presumptuous to assume that everyone who takes selfies is arrogant, vain, or has low self esteem. Most normal people take selfies on the spur of the moment and don't spend hours on end taking them.

I have a couple of friends who are quite fond of taking selfies and while I admit that seeing constant selfies in my Instagram feed does get a bit tiresome, it's unfair to make assumptions about people. Also, if you don't like seeing the constant selfies, you're not exactly obligated to look. You can always skip over them and move on to the next thing in your feed.

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Most people like to think they are the centre of the universe. Narcissism is a personality disorder. I think vain people would keep a mirror in front of them at all times if they did not get access to taking selfies. They would spend hours admiring their own reflections. To be honest, I do have a mirror in front of me on my desk and I do take at least five pictures everyday, but I never upload any on any social media site. People who do upload are definitely fishing for compliments and in my opinion it is an abnormal behaviour and females are more guilty of this too :S

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Yay or Nay?
 

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Tourist takes selfie in Brighton, arrested on terrorism offences
  
A tourist was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after taking a selfie video in Brighton.

Nasser Al-Ansari, 38, said he was filming a video of himself on his mobile phone outside a shopping centre in Brighton when the incident happened, according to the Argus.
 
Mr Al-Ansari, from Kuwait, said he was then taken to a car park by officers and held on suspicion of terrorism offences for three hours.
 
He explained: “I said, ‘I am 100 per cent co-operative. I will go wherever you wish, I just want to go home’.”
 
He says that police kept his mobile phone in order to examine it.
 
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Betts, from Brighton and Hove CID, confirmed to the Daily Mail that Mr Al-Ansari had been arrested under the Terrorism Act and released after "an assessment was made and there was no immediate threat."
 
"However, it was not possible at the time to examine his mobile phone, so an investigation continues in order to establish if it contains any evidence of a criminal offence. This will be completed as soon as possible and the phone will be returned to him if there is no reason to retain it further."
 
Following the attack in Tunisia last week, the UK’s official terror threat was increased to “severe”, meaning that a terrorist attack is regarded as “highly likely”. Police have increased their presence at a number of events in recent days, including Wimbledon and Armed Forces Day.
 
38 people were killed in the massacre on a Tunisian beach, including 30 Britons. The UK is also preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings next week.
 
Across the UK, a minute’s silence was observed today at midday to mourn those who lost their lives in the attack in Tunisia.
 
The Independent has contacted Sussex Police for comment.
 
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/tourist-takes-selfie-in-brighton-arrested-on-terrorism-offences-10364287.html

(I'm kidding this is outrageous)

 

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On 7/4/2015 at 5:31 PM, Gaius I. Caesar said:

Don't people have any decency at funeral anymore? Somebody died and yet this guy just couldn't wait to take a selfie, plus why is he making that face? He should be mourning...

Maybe that's his 'sad face'

see here:

If you skip between the video and the picture, the similarities are uncanny.

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Rattlesnake selfie: Man 'may lose hand' after trying to photograph himself with venemous snake

A California man who tried to take a selfie with a rattlesnake faces losing his hand after the snake bit him.

Alex Gomez, 36, from Lake Elisinore, found the snake on his family's ranch while he was collecting rubbish.

He picked it up to pose for a selfie, but the snake bit him on the hand, causing his hand to swell and leaving him in considerable pain.

His neighbour, Byron Bonilla, called the emergency services and Mr Gomez was taken to hospital, according to reports.

Mr Gomez has received little sympathy from his family over the incident.

His mother, Deborah, has appeared on local news to share the "embarrassing" story of the potentially deadly incident.

"I told him the news people had been calling, and he said 'Mum, you better not', and I said 'I'm going to'," she said in an interview with KCAL 9, a CBS subsidiary.

"I’m going to teach him a real good lesson when he gets home. No mercy for him."

She said he might lose his hand as the skin around the bite was "rotting away".

Rattlesnakes are venomous and produce a hemotoxic venom that causes necrosis of cells and disrupts blood clotting.

California sees about 800 people a year bitten by rattlesnakes.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/rattlesnake-selfie-man-may-lose-hand-after-trying-to-photograph-himself-with-venemous-snake-10472752.html

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Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum.

I can list so many problems these smart phones have caused to families and destruction of the youth.

While normal families used to gather in the same living room watching TV together all looking at the same screen, now you have everyone carrying a phone and texting. What has happened to talking, spending time with children, listening to one another? People used to sit down and talk on the dinner table and talk about there day. Now, parents read about it on a fb status. Within a decade we have seen social media devour precious family time into mindless inconsiderate zombies.

While people are driving, sitting, waiting, eating for goodness sake even in bathrooms and the first thing you see when you wake up and the last thing you see when you go to sleep, is that stupid phone.

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

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karyakaram can wait. first let me take a selfie :D

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Ram Ram..

 

I want to put this man next to his brother on the pier...

Edited by Marbles

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The International Business Times had a story called "SnapChat Selfie With Dead Body Leads To Murder Charges Against Pittsburgh Teen". A teenager sent a friend a snapChat selfie of himself with a dead body, and before the photo deleted itself the boy saved it and gave it to the police.

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