On the psfk website, a look at the rise of the selfie, self-taken photos of oneself that may either be just an "amusing snapshot" or the sign of western society's addiction to narcissism.
All of this is the work of an instant. Then, with a single tap, you are ready to upload: to Twitter, to Facebook, to Instagram, each likeness accompanied by a self-referential hashtag. Your image is retweeted and tagged and shared. Your screen fills with thumbs-up signs and heart-shaped emoticons. You are liked several times over. You feel a shiver of what, exactly? Approbation? Reassurance? Existential calm? Whatever it is, it?s addictive. Soon, you repeat the whole process, trying out a different pose. Again and again, you offer yourself up for public consumption.
This, then, is the selfie: the self-portrait of the digital age. We are all at it. Just type selfie into the Twitter search bar. Or take a look at Instagram, where over 90m photos are currently posted with the hashtag #me.
|Dating Sites Would Prefer to Keep You Single|
|Sounds Like Internet Explorer 9 is the New Internet Explorer 6, Only Worse|
|Pointer Pointer: Photos That Point to Your Cursor|
|Graph Search: Facebook's Terrifying New Search Tool|
|Hovering Art Directors|
|Everything We've Learnt About the Surveillance State|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“The cost could be so near to zero it will effectively be free.”|
|Go the Fuck to Sleep: A Children's Bedtime Book|
|“He portrays these abandoned malls as apocalyptic ruins.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“Rejuvenation is Finally an Industry.”|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|“Lifting the electric motors out of Teslas and putting them in the chassis of other, formerly gas guzzling cars.”|
|Sensually Retro Illustrations by Simone Massoni|
|“Put words between buns.”|
|Good Fucking Design Advice|