There’s an old saying in Romanian that the truth is told as a joke. That’s not always the case, but I believe that when it comes to the following video, satire is used to make a fair point: selfie sticks have taken over our lives. The people over at College Humor tackle the selfie stick problem in a hilarious spoof:
As you can see, there are a lot of benefits to having your picture taken by a friend, as opposed to a selfie stick; it doesn’t even have to be a friend. I mean, who among us has never asked a complete stranger to take a picture? (Via PetaPixel)
In all fairness, there are some situations where I totally understand the appeal of a selfie stick. When I’m out and about with my GoPro and I want to take an extra-wide shot, or if I’m trying to take a photo of a very large group, I could find it justifiable. However, those were situations easily fixable without a selfie stick, and easily fixable with a friend.
“Finally, take selfies so good they’re just called ‘pictures’.”
What’s your position on selfie sticks? Are you among the people who like them, or would you rather see them banned?
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