I really cannot understand why anyone would want endless pictures of themselves, with or without acquaintances, pulling silly faces. Everywhere and anywhere it seems it is necessary to take a selfie - WHY?
A friend posted a selfie on Facebook that showed herself with a number of other people all pulling silly faces. Someone else commented underneath "You all look like you're having such a great time!" How on earth could anyone draw that conclusion from a snapshot of one sixtieth of a second of a bunch of people making silly faces into a smartphone?
On Facebook I was a so-called 'friend' of a good friend's daughter. One day I thought, out of curiosity, I'd see how she was getting-on at university and came across her photos. There were more than 500 selfies and so I asked this same question under a general post on Facebook. Curiously no-one gave me an answer, but I noticed after a day or so that I was no longer a 'friend' to this person!!
Another person I know regularly posts selfies of herself on Facebook and she is always making exactly the same silly face. What is the point of it? Not only 'what is the purpose of a selfie' but why is it necessary to pull silly faces?
This seems to be just another example of the smartphone making complete idiots out of perfectly normal, otherwise sensible, people. And if I lose more Facebook friends as a consequence of this blog, then they really are not friends anyway!