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 and video host whose work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Automobile, Motor Trend, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher.


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