Since you can buy fake Instagram followers on a vending machine (no, it’s not a joke), the platform has found a mildly disturbing way to make sure its users are human. Despite Facebook shutting down its facial recognition system, Instagram is asking some users to send video selfies to verify that they aren’t bots.
Ever wanted to recreate the “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” photo? You might soon be able to
New York City’s Rockefeller Centre wants to build a rooftop amusement ride that would simulate the famous historic photo Lunch atop a Skyscraper, albeit minus the risk of a freefall to your death.
The rooftop of the Rockefeller Plaza has long had a viewing deck where spectacular vistas across Manhatten can be seen, but a real estate investment company apparently want to upgrade the ‘Top of the Rock’ observation deck to something a little more Instagram worthy.
India woman plunges to her death while taking a selfie by the waterfall
A woman in India recently fell to her death while trying to take a selfie by a waterfall. The woman was reportedly taking a selfie on the edge and lost her balance, after which the strong water current swept her away.
Woman shoots herself while posing with a shotgun for a selfie
A 26-year-old woman from India has taken her own life by accident while posing for a selfie. She was posing with a shotgun last week and reportedly didn’t know that it had been loaded. According to the reports, she accidentally pulled the trigger, and taking a selfie turned into a tragedy.
Siblings taking a selfie capture the exact moment they were struck by lightning
The odds of being struck by lightning are roughly 1 in 500,000. But what are the odds of taking a selfie at the exact moment that happens? When a UK woman whipped out her phone to take a photo of herself and her two siblings, the trio got struck by lightning the moment she pressed the shutter. Thankfully, they all survived and ended up with a selfie you definitely don’t see every day.
Poparazzi is a photo-sharing platform that bans selfies
Selfies are practically everywhere, and it’s difficult to avoid them. Well, there’s now a photo-sharing platform that’s built literally for avoiding selfies. Poparazzi bans this kind of photos and encourages you and your friends to take photos of each other instead. In fact, your whole account is created by the people who take photos of you!
Stop sharing your vaccination card photos or face identity theft
When they’re super-excited about something, many people post about it on social media. So naturally, people have been sharing the news about their COVID-19 shots. They post selfies taken during the vaccination itself, but many of them also post photos of their vaccination cards to share the good news. But there’s more than good news you might be sharing with the world, experts warn. If you share photos of your vaccination card, you risk having your identity stolen.
Selfie culture: what your choice of camera angle says about you
Over the past decade, selfies have become a mainstay of popular culture. If the #selfie hashtag first appeared in 2004, it was the release of the iPhone 4 in 2010 that saw the pictures go viral. Three years later, the Oxford English Dictionary crowned “selfie” word of the year.
This is Perseverance rover’s first-ever selfie from Mars
A month and a half after sending its first-ever photo of Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover has just sent in its very first selfie. It shows the rover in the Jezero crater, but there’s also his little buddy Ingenuity helicopter posing for a snap.
New selfie museum wants to help you with stress, depression, and anxiety
A new selfie museum is opening soon in Dayton, Ohio. But before you roll your eyes like I did when I only saw the title, keep on reading. This place is not imagined as a playground for attention-seeking or narcissism. Instead, it’s devoted to mental health, helping you cope with stress, depression, and anxiety through taking photos.
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