We live in a world of selfies now. The word selfie, originally coined back in 2005, is now commonly associated with the social media. Various celebrities, models and other famous public figures have posted their selfies online, either on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Truly the narcissistic craze has gotten hold of almost everyone.
Just recently, a new set of 'selfies' actually emerged on the internet. In support of women beauty, various celebrities posted on their various social networking accounts their selfies without makeup on. The no makeup look challenge cropped up to raise awareness on breast cancer. Famous celebrities and singers such as Mariah Carey and Beyonce took to Twitter their own version of the #nomakeup selfie.
Yet another trend of selfies went viral all over the internet-the cock in a sock selfie which basically featured naked men with only socks to cover their genitals. The #cockinasock selfie is a challenge to raise awareness of people on prostate cancer. While no celebrity dared to post their semi-nude pictures with just socks on their dongs, another trend of selfies is making way all over the World Wide Web.
The after sex selfie is making rounds over the internet as couples who have-you've guessed it right-just finished sex take pictures of themselves. The post-coital snapshot is becoming very famous on instagram now. The after sex selfie is one that has gone overboard-at least for most users on Facebook and Instagram. Discruntled users say that the new trend is just purely narcissistic and shares too much unsolicited information.
"What happens when new cultural platforms come along, is the norms with how they should be used don't exist until people start using them...'Platforms like Facebook have been around for several years, so expectations on how it should be used have been gradually established. We're coming into new faze when early adopters are more sensitive to the norm conditions of new platforms, but the problem with a widening base of users is that people coming to platforms now aren't aware of the risks of oversharing." Dr Chris Chesher, lecturer in digital cultures at the University of Sydney said to the Daily Mail UK.