According to The Week: "Selfies compose a disturbing 30 percent of images snapped by everyone's favorite demographic—the much-beloved millennial." What?! In response to this finding, Chris Gayomali goes out looking for the elusive selfie apologia:
JAIME M. 16, Student at Long Beach Polytechnic High School (and my little cousin)
1. Why do you take selfies? I take selfies because: a) It gives me an excuse to get all cute b) It makes me feel pretty c) I get a lot of compliments d) Sometimes I have nothing to do and I get quite bored.
He doesn't just talk to millennials. Here's Howard Chua-Eoan, 54, [...]
Sarah is very much a part of their circle, trading texts and tips with them. The paparazzi have accepted her for strategic reasons. In the era of YouTube and reality TV, there are simply more people than ever before who qualify as famous, and their every move is seemingly reported in a never-ending proliferation of gossip sites and blogs. Perhaps only a teenager could possess the energy and technical aptitude to serve as the global tracking device for it all. Sarah is incredibly adept at recognizing even the most minor celebrities and has a much better sense than her older colleagues about which seem ready to break huge. Scooter Braun, the [...]