Uncle John is Dead, But I Look Fabulous!By Jeffrey Polet for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
When I think we can’t hit new lows, I run across something like this:
I am hardly familiar with this “selfie” phenomenon, but I can’t see it as a good development. I saw a 19 year old recently do something called “snapshot,” or something like that, wherein you take a picture of yourself prior to every text that you send. For the life of me I don’t see the point of that, but it is astonishing to me how often young persons end up pointing cameras at themselves. It’s as if the digital image is a palimpsest, a simultaneous negation of their real selves and a freezing in time of a digital self.