Dr. Manish Borasi Talk about ‘Selfie Addiction’ on All India Radio
Selfies are a significant trend today where you take photos of yourself and upload them on social media. Because of the smartphone device of being capable to flip a camera angle directly towards you instead of just in front, people love to take advantage of that so that they have control of what they look like. While pictures may seem harmless, it can lead to severe consequences if not careful.
People can take selfies to get attention to receive as many likes and comments as possible. Being praised for looking good in a photo can make the photographer’s self-esteem go up as well as instant gratification. People also take selfies to show off for friends to document their achievements online to receive praise such as if you bought a new dress or got a new haircut. This is also a good way to get someone’s attention such as if you have a crush on someone but you are too shy to confront them in person. You can take a flirtatious selfie in hopes that they will see it and comment. Sometimes people just take selfies out of boredom to pass the time and to have fun.
Over a period, technological advancement has given us a new Addiction Disorder. Selfie is a photo of yourself that you take, typically with a Smartphone/webcam. Smartphone has intruded in our lives so much that without which we cannot survive. The appeal of Selfie comes from how easy they are to generate and share and the control it gives to the photographer.