selfies

  • Automattic Experiments With Selfies App For Android

    Automattic Experiments With Selfies App For Android

    A couple of days ago, an acquaintance on Twitter pointed out the website for Selfies, a new social app from Automattic, best known as the company behind WordPress. I found it odd that the app was out in the wild and hadn’t received any press coverage, but according to the site’s FAQ, that was the point: to see what would happen if they just put it out there. Read More

  • 4 MusicTech Insights From Wall Street Journal Writer Taylor Swift

    4 MusicTech Insights From Wall Street Journal Writer Taylor Swift

    When millions of people point camera-phones at you while you sing, you learn a thing about music and technology. You could laugh at pop starlet Taylor Swift for her fluffy teddy bear of a column in the Wall Street Journal today, or chide the WSJ for printing it, but there are some poignant nuggets of knowledge in there. Swift (and her ghost writers) prefaces the whole discussion with some… Read More

  • Tinder Just Replaced The Pick-Up Line With Selfies

    Tinder Just Replaced The Pick-Up Line With Selfies

    “So hey, do you live around here?” could be replaced by silly selfies if Tinder’s new Moments feature takes off. The swiping part of Tinder was always fun, akin to spotting potential lovers across the bar. The problem was ending up with a bunch of matches on Tinder or someone making “come hither” eyes at you in real life, but having nothing to say to break the… Read More

  • Photojojo's Drone Rental Program

    Test Driving The ‘Drone Selfie’ With Photojojo’s New Rental Program (Video)

    Cave drawings, reflective pools of water, daguerreotypes, Instagram. If there’s one thing that humans have loved throughout history, it’s finding new ways to look at themselves, and photo technology that helps us do that just keeps getting better. But unless you happen to have thousands of spare dollars hanging around to drop on trying out new photo-taking toys, cool new things… Read More

  • MIT Researchers Create An App That Turns Selfies Into Works Of Art

    MIT Researchers Create An App That Turns Selfies Into Works Of Art

    Sure you can add filters to your Instagram pictures to make that shot of your dog sitting near a puddle look like some kind of lobotomized-Ansel-Adams gelatin plate but can you make your head shots look amazing? YiChang Shih, a researcher at MIT, has figured out how. Read More

  • Taking Lots Of Selfies Is Not A Mental Disorder

    Taking Lots Of Selfies Is Not A Mental Disorder

    Have you heard? The American Psychological Association says that taking an excessive amount of selfies is now considered a mental disorder. But of course this claim, which predictably spread like Kardashian wedding news on social media channels this weekend, is completely false. Read More

  • Now You Can Craft Your Selfie For Maximum Likes – With Science

    Now You Can Craft Your Selfie For Maximum Likes – With Science

    Selfies are so hot that they might already be over (if I’m aware of something being cool it usually isn’t anymore) but you don’t have to just crank out pictures of your mug taken at arm’s length indiscriminately in hopes of finding an angle that plays well on social media. Thanks to MIT PhD student Aditya Khosla (via CSAIL), you’ll save yourself some arm strain… Read More

  • AirSnap Helps You Take Beautiful Group Selfies By Pairing Two iOS Devices

    AirSnap Helps You Take Beautiful Group Selfies By Pairing Two iOS Devices

    How many times have you stepped out of the group to click pictures, feeling left out as others posed? Or have there been instances when you’re jostling to get back for a group picture after setting the timer of a camera shutter? While there is Samsung NX Mini, which comes with an LCD screen that flips 180 degrees for taking selfies, it still requires users to make adjustments in the frame. Read More

  • These Selfie Apps Refuse To Die

    These Selfie Apps Refuse To Die

    Anyone can create a self-portrait. Hell, we’ve been painting them since the stone age. But it’s the way you share them that can be special. Are selfies narcissistic? Sure. Can they be annoying? Yes, if done with too much arrogance, vanity, or frequency. But they’re not pointless. Selfies fill a void in face-to-face communication and context left by our shift away from… Read More

  • Baby Selfie App Signals Impending Collapse Of Society (Or Not)

    Baby Selfie App Signals Impending Collapse Of Society (Or Not)

    The baby selfie app signals the “impending collapse of society” – or at least that’s one possible interpretation regarding this thing’s existence, admits the developer of a newly released Android application that’s designed to allow babies to take their first selfies. Yes, babies. The app is, ugh, kind of adorable. It works sort of like a digital game of… Read More