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How selfies became a global phenomenon

The Observer

Someone had to write this. The selfie is more than just the self-portrait of the digital age. It might well be the defining cultural phenomenon of the digital natives. Too bad James Joyce is longer around. I would have loved to read his sequel «A Selfie of the Artist as a Young Woman». I digress: Brace yourself for the evolution of the duckface, a great read from The Observer.