Still taking selfies? It’s ‘uglies’ you should be perfecting, duh – Telegraph

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The journey of the selfie is typical. From casual self-portrait, to a briefly cool hipster badge of honour, it’s quickly becoming the saddest thing you can do on social media. We’ll never keep up with internet trends – so why are we so bent on trying, asks Rebecca Holman

malek‘s insight:

“Selfie” was the Oxford Dictionary’s 2013 word of the year. Amid the bared midsections and flawless smiles flashed all so often on the screen comes the explosion of the ugly selfie: close-up shots of double chins, insides of mouths, makeup-less pores, exaggerated toothy growls and duck lips zoomed in so close that they look grotesque.

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