The Selfie Gets….Respectable?

Stop scrolling through your Instagram feed for a minute and think about this– an estimated 93 million selfies are taken and posted daily.

That means we are all snapping revealing/embarrassing/duckfaced/goofy/belfie selfies more than 250,000 times a day.


That’s just….a….lot.

That being said, last week, the Selfie got, well–a bit more—uh… respectable? (I guess?)

First–McDonalds is running a promotion, allowing people to pay with selfies. The promotion will run until Valentine’s Day (that’s next weekend, people) and will only be permitted during prearranged times. When you arrive during those times, a McDonalds employee will instruct you on how to pay with your selfie, according to Business Insider.

Additionally–in mid July, Ireland will allow people to use selfies as their Passport photos–something those of us who have long bemoaned their horrible ID photos, welcome with selfie sticks ready.

Just don’t bring those selfie sticks to the museums. They’re banned.

BONUS: Oh my god, this exists? The Belfie Stick? (via Entrepreneur Magazine)

Abigail Bassett

Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television, video, and podcast host whose work has appeared in publications like TechCrunch, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Motor Trend, Shondaland, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories that change the way we see, interact with, and relate to the world. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 500-hour yoga teacher.


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