It’s an odd feeling I get when I see people taking selfies, especially outside. It’s like they are logging into another reality. One that is truer, more permanent, and full of potential. Truer because I can quantify my popularity, through likes, or tweets. Permanent because a photo is much like a frozen moment in time. Potential because this photo may reach millions and become viral. The combination of these three things results in an intensification of the selfie moment in reality. An event may have just taken place that others may also participate in.
It’s strange. It’s as if people are living their lives and making decisions based on how the internet will receive their performance.