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The backlash against the selfie (stick)

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Tourists use a "selfie stick" to take their photograph in front of the White House in Washington, DC, February 18, 2015.
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Cultural institutions from the Getty Center in Los Angeles to the Met in New York have started banning the use of selfie sticks over worries that the retractable instrument would cause damage to the artwork and hurt other patrons. Selfies are still allowed.

The selfie stick is the latest manifestation of our culture’s obsession with capturing the perfect self-portrait. While the selfie stick has plenty of fans, it has also inspired ire.

Do you agree with the selfie stick ban? How has “selfie culture” affected you?


Nicholas White, writer and editor-in-chief of the Daily Dot, an online news publication that focuses on Internet and online culture Read his piece titled “The life and death of the selfie” here