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
“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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