But first let me take a selfie

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‘These girls were mocked on TV for taking selfies at a baseball game. Here’s why that’s not cool’.‘These girls were mocked on TV for taking selfies at a baseball game. Here’s why that’s not cool’.I am fascinated by selfies! I am a sociologist who gets excited by most things, and selfies, along with celebrity culture and social media, get me truly fascinated!

My friend and former colleague Jocelyn Murtell is completeing her Ph.D on Selfies at the moment. You can follow Jocelyn over on twitter here.

I get so frustrated when people just criticise selfies, as they do social media, as being ‘stupid’, ‘time wasting’ ‘narcissistic’ and so on.  Social media is the new way in which we create our life worlds, connecting with each other and creating and maintaining the self. Instagram in particular is rapidly changing how we communicate, often only in visual, snap shots are…

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