The rise in selfie deaths and how to stop them

United Kingdom
November 17, 2016 11:05am CST
i am guilty of taking risk when taking selfies. but i try my best to be in a safe position before and after taking my pictures. we want to capture that perfect angle and subject... cause pictures are visual memories. "Their research found 15 selfie-takers died in 2014, 39 in 2015 and 73 died in the first eight months of 2016." Link:
The number of people who die each year taking a selfie is on the rise but a team of US researchers now hope they can tackle the problem.
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@JohnRoberts (61433)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Nov 16
There is growing commentary about selfies being a sickness and growing problem.
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@TheHorse (71305)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Oct
The psychologist in me wonders...
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@hereandthere (32577)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
what kind of risks have you taken to get a good shot?
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• United Kingdom
17 Nov 16
went hiking. took selfie in a cliff.
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• Philippines
18 Nov 16
@therealmaryyy please be careful and stay safe
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• United Kingdom
18 Nov 16
@hereandthere you too :)
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
17 Nov 16
wow that is scary. I have never taken a risk for a selfie. It just isn't worth it to me.
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@neersha (250)
• Delhi, India
17 Nov 16
yes every one must take care during taking selfies at rivers and mountains and even in running transport. please takecare because preacautions are always better than cure.
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@Madshadi (8922)
• Brussels, Belgium
17 Nov 16
People should start using things moderately. Sometimes things get out of control
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 17
It's just natural selection!
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@TheHorse (71305)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Oct
That's exactly what I thought! Great minds...
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
6 Oct
@TheHorse @therealmaryyy I can't believe the authors of that article are seriously considering creating an app to warn users when they are in a dangerous situation - why can't they just use their brain?
@TheHorse (71305)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Oct
I'm not a big fan of narcissism.
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@shaggin (37329)
• United States
19 Feb 17
Wow that is a huge rise I think because people are taking selfies so much more. I get scared looking at photos where people are neat cliffs etc I would prefer if they didn't take the risk like that.
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