Friday, December 27, 2013
"I am actually turned off when I look at an account and don’t see any selfies"
"But a well-stocked collection of selfies seems to get attention. And attention seems to be the name of the game when it comes to social networking. In this age of too much information at a click of a button, the power to attract viewers amid the sea of things to read and watch is power indeed. It’s what the movie studios want for their products, it’s what professional writers want for their work, it’s what newspapers want — hell, it’s what everyone wants: attention. Attention is power. And if you are someone people are interested in, then the selfie provides something very powerful, from the most privileged perspective possible." Says James Franco, in a selfie parody for the New York Times.
Meanwhile, Slate has posted a cartoon from 20 years ago, it says to find "disturbingly prescient".