The Last Selfie

@LadyDuck (81672)
Switzerland
September 7, 2015 11:15am CST
The trend to take selfies is very popular, but it's better to play safe, your next selfie could also be your last. In Russia, the Interior Ministry has launched a safety campaign seen the increased number of fatal accidents among people who take selfies. Just to mention a few, a 17 year old Russian girl fell from a bridge 28 feet from the ground while she was taking a selfie, just to impress her friends. Two young women were killed in a crash, because they were taking a selfie while they were singing and driving the car. Yesterday, a man was killed by lightning while he was using a selfie stick during a storm. Are you a selfie addict? Remember that safety comes first.
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@Tampa_girl7 (22507)
• United States
7 Sep 15
I really don't get it, a lot of people seem addicted to them though.
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
7 Sep 15
This is something I cannot understand. I do not like selfies, people do not even look nice in those photos.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
7 Sep 15
I am def not a addict for pics of myself. I am so sick of the word I will not use it. It is ridiculous the things that people do for this. I am sorry to read of the deaths of these poor individuals.
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
8 Sep 15
I completely agree, I not only dislike the self taken photo, but I hate the word selfie.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
8 Sep 15
@LadyDuck haha you too? I am not alone then YAY
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@cahaya1983 (5388)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 15
That's awful! I'm not a big fan of selfies but I don't mind if people do that as long as it doesn't jeopardize their and other people's safety.
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
8 Sep 15
I have never taken a selfie, I do not care if the others like to do this, but I think it's crazy to risk the life for a photo.
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• Indonesia
8 Sep 15
In Indonesia, 2-3 months ago there was teenager fell to valley because he took selfie on the edge of ravine. His friend has warned him, but he didn't listen. I myself doesn't really like selfie. I don't feel good in front of camera
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
8 Sep 15
It seems that the deaths due to selfies are on the rise everywhere in the world. I cannot believe how young people are careless, they should think to the safety first.
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• Indonesia
11 Sep 15
@LadyDuck They forget about the rule of "safety first" I guess. I feel pity to those who fighting so hard just to get some selfie that they will post on facebook or somewhere else to show off. I know it's a lot of fun to get some 'likes' or 'a comments as appreciation. But it becomes stupidity when you create accident for that silly reason
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
11 Sep 15
@redvakaurvaki I can understand that young generations like to have friends and to show them how brave they are, but they should never forget that nothing is more precious than life.
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@sacmom (14374)
• United States
8 Sep 15
Nope, after reading such horror stories, I'm happy to say that I'm not.
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
8 Sep 15
People are crazy, how can they take a selfie while driving like a crazy on a busy road!?
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@sacmom (14374)
• United States
8 Sep 15
@LadyDuck They can't. Or rather they can, but not without risking their lives and those around them.
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
9 Sep 15
@sacmom I remember I was mad with my niece the day I saw on FB a photo she posted, she was driving, in the car there was her best girlfriend, and she took a selfie while driving... believe me she never did that again.
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@Jessicalynnt (46645)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Sep 15
I don't mind the occasional selfie but people can be really dumb about when they take them
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
9 Sep 15
I completely agree. I can understand that people can enjoy a selfie, but some are exaggerating.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Sep 15
@LadyDuck like driving, that's never a good time for a dumb photo
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
9 Sep 15
I agree, taking a selfie while driving is such a stupid thing to do.
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@kevin1877uk (35613)
11 Sep 15
No I can't remember the last time I took a photo of myself lol.
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
11 Sep 15
I am sure that I never took a selfie, I like photos, but dislike this kind of photos.
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@SIMPLYD (67860)
• Philippines
9 Sep 15
No i am not . Funny how people can be so selfie addict to the point of risking their lives . If i want to show where i have been i take a picture of the place instead without me .
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
9 Sep 15
I do the same, most of the time I prefer to take pictures of the monuments and places than people.
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@Susan2015 (15575)
• United States
9 Sep 15
No and I don't get the fascination with taking selfies.
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• Preston, England
8 Sep 15
I like photography but I point my camera at anything but myself
@Gina145 (3719)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Sep 15
I never take selfies. I prefer taking photos of other things. I've also heard a lot lately about the danger some people expose themselves to when taking selfies, but photographers have had serious accidents taking other kinds of photos too.
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@simone10 (22600)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Sep 15
No, I don't like having my picture taken so no selfies for me. My nieces are really big on taking selfies. I just don't understand it
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@allknowing (49025)
• India
8 Sep 15
I am not much into selfies. These accidents that you talk of could happen even under different circumstances.
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@lkn1124 (28)
• China
8 Sep 15
I like take photos,but I don't like selfie..
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@DaddyEvil (17397)
• United States
6 Oct 15
DE having an allergic reaction. Pic is mine.
I know this is an old thread, Anna, but I thought I'd throw my own twisted views out there for you to see. I am guilty of taking the occasional selfie. When I have a severe allergic reaction to something, my face and body can undergo drastic changes, so if I can see at all, I try to take a selfie to show people what the allergic reaction did to me this time. I still have the last one I took. I am going to post it on this thread. Yeah, @LadyDuck , I look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy!