An 18 year old who spends 17 hours each day on social media went offline for 7 days.
One day, I was at the Waterstone’s in Harrow with my sister because she was checking out a book there. As she was browsing through it, I decided to roam around and look at the different sections upstairs. Deciding to check the arts section, within the Photography section I was astounded to encounter a book I wouldn’t’ve thought would be in the Photography section!
It was no other than Kim Kardashian’s book, titled “Selfish”.
(I may link this book here to Amazon but I’m not suggesting you should buy it. If anything, frankly I don’t want any of you to buy it at all costs but I do recommend checking the review section on the Amazon site if you want to laugh at something)
It wasn’t that it was Kim K that was there that surprised me but the fact it stated “selfie” on the front made me look at the book in a weird way with a thought along the lines of, “Hold on a minute. This is a thing now within photography??????????”
(Reading on, you will find some NSFW content as well so read at your own risk please.
I apologise in advance but the writer may be crude at times as this goes to show how serious they are writing about this particular book.)
From our group research, we found there was a common link within ‘facade’ that we would focus on. Selfies. Yes, those pictures you take of yourself, by yourself. The pictures that are circulating through social media platforms worldwide. Even Barack Obama enjoys taking the occasional selfie with his political colleagues.
Above is a link to an article by the BBC explaining the effects prolonged use on Facebook has on its users. It is interesting to read how such a popular networking platform can influence the lives of people negatively, when really it was created so that people could engage in conversations with friends and family.