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Selfies: Narcissistic, Empowering, or Just Fun?
11 years ago
Rembrandt painted dozens of self-portraits over a lifetime, but a kid with a smartphone can match that output in an afternoon. And it's not just teenagers feeling the need to paint their masterpiece with camera flash and wall mirror. Today, we look at the Selfie phenomenon ... those ubiquitous, self-conscious, posed and preening self-portraits that litter the internet through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and we're asking about the consequences of pop culture turned peep culture.