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Selfeed: A Selfie Feed or New Form of Torture?

Why not both. Is it just us, or is this whole Selfie fad getting quite out of hand?

Let’s cut to the chase. There’s a site, called Selfeed – and what it does, is present real-time selfies from Instagram (from pictures that use the hashtag #selfie) on a relatively non-interactive website layout.

You can choose to Tweet or Like the page on Facebook, and that’s pretty much it. Sit back. Relax. And watch as selfies from around the world pop up in real time, each one lasting less than a second on screen in a deluge of self-portraits.

According to creators Tyler Madsen, Erik Carter, and Jillian Mayer, the site was created merely because they wanted it to exist..”neutrally”, and to create a communal global selfie that went beyond any one person.

“We enjoy the constant flow of selfies and find it incredibly hypnotic and fascinating,” said the artists.

“Most of the selfies that are aggregated are self-portraits with one singular figure. On Selfeed, these figures exist alone, but together.”

O-kay. Unless you’re in a state of inebriation while viewing this, we don’t really know who this would appeal to. We’re trying really hard to imagine how this would benefit anyone. It’s not like you get to ‘Heart’ nice selfies or leave comments. You just sit, stare and passively be entertained (if you could even call it that) by flashing images of narcissistic and (usually) poor quality portraits.

Just to be clear, there’s nothing wrong with taking a selfie. We’re sure your mom and your friends would like your picture a thousand times if they could. But if you really wanted to see a bunch of random people, why don’t you step away from your computer, wash your face..and step out of the house?

If anything, Selfeed resembles the best form of torture. All that’s missing is that eye opening contraption from A Clockwork Orange.

What do you think? Love it or hate it?

Source: Time

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