Selfie ad­dic­tion

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - SYEDA MEHWISH

Self­ies are one of the re­cent phe­nom­e­non, cropped up af­ter the in­tro­duc­tion of now modes and ap­pli­ca­tions in the field of in­ter-com­mu­ni­ca­tion that has been in prac­tice for the last about five years. So­cial me­dia web­sites like In­sta­gram, Snapchat and Face­book have pushed these cell phone self-por­traits to the front of line. Self­ies have changed the way we look at the world. The gen­er­a­tion that is grow­ing up in the world sur­rounded by tech­nol­ogy, is prac­ti­cally made for selfie-tak­ing. The front-fac­ing photos have be­come a new way for younger peo­ple to com­mu­ni­cate with fam­ily and friends and share ex­pe­ri­ences and mem­o­ries.

Self­ies are so pop­u­lar not only with the youth of to­day, but they are also pick­ing up with gen­er­a­tions be­fore its time; this is be­cause we as a peo­ple have been tak­ing photos of our­selves for now over one hun­dred years, it is so easy to take photos of our­selves, we have many dif­fer­ent plat­forms of shar­ing self­ies with friends, fol­low­ers, and loved ones, and it brings us to­gether as a com­mu­ni­cat­ing com­mu­nity. —Karachi

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