Life at Risk through Technology: “#Selfies” & Now “#Dronies” a New DilemmaSelfies are very popular subject these days: it is everywhere, at Oscars, even at funerals and at any place in the world you just name it. It turns out people crazy and even some people don’t care to risk their lives and limb, in order to capture fascinating, thrilling and unbelievable shorts, at high mountains and at the top of hundred floors building.
According to the Russian officials, they have recently launched a campaign warning against the Selfies very after a number of death incidents happened such as selfie-related injuries and deaths within the country. It is reportedly stated that in the Guardian, one teenage Russian has lost their life while taking the selfie on Railway Station Bridge.But think for a little while why selfies are becoming very popular in the world especially in young teenagers? Why teens are risking their lives in order to take a snapshot of them.
According to the Experts:Experts stated that the driving factor of selfies are based on a number of reasons such as for starters, smartphones make taking selfies very easy no time ever before. People share their self-captured images to friends, especially at social networking platform. The question arises why young kids and teens share their selfies on social networking apps and IM’s ? The answer is very simple they want to cooler and interesting image at social media platforms perhaps aware of our competitive nature.
Patricia Wallace the author of “The Psychology of the Internet” said that, people always have a wish to connect with the other people – The selfies are the most popular way and strategy in the current world- and want to portray themselves in specific to the outer world, and the images and snaps are the perfect way for them. In her second edition “Technologies for the Selfie-Obsessed”, she further said that, “the technology is the best tool to meet socially at social messaging apps and websites. “ The easy way of capturing images and snaps, ultimately it will spread”, she further added that.The rain of cell phones having high pixel back and front cameras and the access to the social apps such Facebook, Tinder, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and others alike are creating an environment in which people to think about themselves. People from all age kids and teens and adults post and share what actually they are doing at the moment. In the modern society, the images have become a huge part of a way of communication. It is also accepted by the huge majority of the people of the world to post and share selfies.
Society Towards a Net Visual Culture:
“Society is continuously moving towards Net Visual culture. People post their pictures and images of events”, Anabel Quan- Haase an associate professor of the faculty of media studies at the University of Western Ontario said that. “We always expecting images and photos of the people in our friend list and want to know their lifestyle”, she added. Most of the people have their view that the taking self-pictures and images are the new trends, but according to the states selfie culture is among generations.