I kept coming across the term “selfie” that was somehow connected to the narcissism of the new generation.  But what could it be?

Google to the rescue!  A selfie is photo taken of oneself, usually with a camera, tablet, or smartphone  held out at arms length.  I only have a camera, but it is too heavy and does not focus close enough for a selfie.

Selfies started out as photos taken in a mirror, and a self-photo taken with a computer webcam would technically qualify, but a photo taken with an out-stretched hand is what is typically meant.  Photos taken in a boardwalk photo booth are borderline selfies.

Young people insist selfies are not narcissistic at all, but are just a requirement of modern life on the Internet.  I must admit I had to generate an ersatz selfie for the “About” section of this blog, taken with my webcam.

About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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