1. Kim Kardashian’s selfie book stuns MSNBC hosts

    "And we wonder why we’re in decline," quips co-host Mika Brzezinski

     

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  3. Selfies are disrupting the Tour de France

    Spectators are causing major distractions and even injuries for the event’s actual participants

     

  4. James Franco reveals he doesn’t get (or care) how the internet works

    James Franco has turned his celebrity into something of a spectator sport — both wittingly and (probably) without meaning to. So he couldn’t have been too surprised when David Letterman chose to broach the topic of his Instagram account on The Late Show Thursday night.

     

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  7. Selfies, which is not a word I use naturally in my real life, are a way of taking ownership of my body and deciding how I want to be seen.
    — Amy Rose Spiegel, from “Why we take selfies
     

  8. 5 rules for taking #selfies on Instagram (if you must)

    First, let’s define what a selfie is. Just so we’re clear:
    1. It’s a picture with your face in it.
    2. You took the photo yourself. Another human being was not involved.
    3. It is shared on the internet — Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or whatever.

    Now, the rules:

    1. Selfies are off-limits for anyone over 21*
      Are you allowed to legally consume alcohol in the United States of America? If so, you are too old to go fishing for compliments with a self-portrait. Leave the selfies for Snapchatting teens who can use the word “ratchet” in a sentence without Googling “ratchet” and “urban dictionary” at the same time.

      *Exceptions: Fashion bloggers, models, and anyone else who makes a living off of their appearance is exempt from this rule. So is anyone 21 or over who’s using the selfie to communicate something new to friends. New haircut: Great! New glasses? Snap away! GoofyMovember mustache? By all means, share. Same old you? Put the camera down.

    2. The following words and phrases are banned from selfie captions:

      "Bored"
      "Studying"
      "Ready for bed""Good morning!"
      "Hitting the gym"
      "#GQ" (LOL)
      "Work hard, play hard"

    Essentially, ask yourself, “What would Kim Kardashian do?” Then do the opposite.

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