Few snaps are more popular than selfies, and now Snapchat has a way for brands to turn them into promotional opportunities—for a price.
There's nothing like a good dronie—the unique perspective, the otherworldly imagery and the fun of a selfie. So, when users of Dronestagram, an app devoted to drone photography, were asked to share their best work, the results, as expected, were astounding.
Kim Kardashian West first grabbed our attention in October 2007 with the premiere of E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Who could have guessed where that basic-cable reality show moment would lead? Since then, Kim, 34, has entered that rare pantheon of mononymous celebrities.
7-Eleven is now offering its Slurpees with hipsterlicious mustache straws and cups shaped like Mason jars. Be warned: they ain't free. It's a cool 99 cents for the stache straw, and a full $2.99 for the Mason jar (though you get your first Slurpee free).
If it's starting to feel like you'll never be able to escape that Oscars selfie, just imagine working at Twitter headquarters, where it's now an official piece of office art.
Looking a little plump in that vacation selfie? That's what a few too many poolside margaritas and a nasty sunburn can do. Care to slim that down before you share with the world? Sure, there's an app for that.
Has Samsung gone selfie crazy? The smartphone maker behind the Oscar selfie tweeted 'round the world has now brought President Barack Obama unwittingly into its marketing act.
Here's a simple and clever way to show why it might be a bad idea to share that supposedly private photo.
In an age when social media has made us even more aware of how we look at any given moment ("A picture? Now? Wait, how's my hair?"), asking women to take photos of themselves without makeup and upload them to social channels seems risky. And yet, thousands are doing it in the U.K. in the name of cancer awareness. A "No makeup selfie" campaign grew organically in Britain in recent weeks, and ended up raising several million pounds for Cancer Research U.K., even though the group initially had nothing to do with the effort. Author Laura Lippman apparently started the trend to support actress Kim Novak, whose looks were criticized at the Oscars. Others picked up on the idea, and somehow the hashtag #breastcancerawareness and donation links to Cancer Research U.K. started getting added to the selfies. "It's brilliant it's raising so much money. It's totally unexpected because it wasn't something we planned," a rep for the group tells Britain's Telegraph newspaper. Because most interesting ideas need a fun spinoff, the hashtag #manupandmakeup also started trending, as men put on makeup to raise money for Prostate Cancer U.K.
A US Airways plane en route to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday evening blew a tire while trying to take off from the Philadelphia International Airport, and though the aircraft won’t be taking to the skies anytime soon, news of the accident has already circled the globe.