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The Secret Lives of Selfies

16.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

On Sunday Instagram went down, causing widespread panic and an outbreak of un-filtered brunch pics and selfies. And while it may seem trivial from a business perspectivce, a closer look at selfies may well find us staring into the beady little eye of our new relationship with technology. Self(ie) esteem Aside from just being an annoyance on your Facebook feed, as it turns out selfies do actually serve a social function. They were 2013’s word of the year in the Oxford dictionary, which defined them as: “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone…