Thursday is National Selfie Day, a day celebrating the art of taking your own picture. But are you a fan of the photographic craze that dominates social media?
Now, it’s fair to say that not everyone is a fan of selfies. In fact, much like our beloved Marmite, it seems to be a case of you either love them or hate them. For me, I do have to say that I love a selfie.
Whether you love them or not, it’s hard to deny that selfies definitely dominate social media and with their popularity comes a whole load of extra accessories to help you get the perfect shot.
Probably the most famous accessory of all has to be the Selfie Stick, which enables the user to hold out their phone further and take a picture, allowing a wider photo.
This is particularly useful for getting a nice picture with you and a great view, or a large group of people, as attendees at the Oscars found in 2014.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
It’s not just selfies sticks which are popular now. With a variety of different accessories and apps to help your photos come out the best it’s no wonder selfie business is booming.
Unfortunately, not everyone is a fan of the humble selfie stick and many venues have banned them.
This is mostly because of safety concerns, as well as issues with them obstructing people’s views.
My sister bought my dad a selfie stick for Father’s Day and this was the product 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/CN59k78nPJ
— Josh Takagi (@Talkagi) June 18, 2018
So what do you think? Are you a selfie taker? And have you considered buying a selfie stick – or do you think they should be banned?