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Not just about me

The selfie appears to be the ultimate in narcissism. But it may have a redeeming feature

By Jonathan Freedland  /  The Guardian

Above all, and this might be the selfie’s redeeming feature, it is not designed to be looked at solely by the subject. The selfie’s usual purpose is to be transmitted by social media — with “social” being the key word. They may be focused on the self, but they also express a timeless human need to connect with others. In that respect, the selfie is like so much else in the digital world — all about “me,” but revealing a sometimes desperate urge to find an “us.”

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