To think that people who put constant selfies on Facebook....

(54 Posts)
Roooobarb Wed 30-Apr-14 21:39:16

Are just doing it for attention?

Even more so when they get comments telling them how beautiful they are and they reply "I'm so not" or some other falsely modest reply.

This is women in their thirties and forties BTW, not teenagers...

EatShitDerek Wed 30-Apr-14 21:39:58

Well obviously. Why else? The whole point of FB is for attention.

FloozeyLoozey Wed 30-Apr-14 21:41:25

I take the odd selfie. I look hideous in non posed pictures. I'm very photogenic!

Roooobarb Wed 30-Apr-14 21:42:06

Some on my friends list put 2 or 3 selfies on per day

FloozeyLoozey Wed 30-Apr-14 21:42:10

I mean very UNphotogenic!

EatShitDerek Wed 30-Apr-14 21:43:36

If that's what they want to do then leave them to it. So much FB hate ob here yet you all still keep it grin

WhoNickedMyName Wed 30-Apr-14 21:43:57

Isn't the whole point of doing anything on Facebook, for attention?

Raskova Wed 30-Apr-14 21:45:09

Hmmmm I wonder if we secretly know each other and have the same Facebook friend(s)

I haven't taken a selfie for years. I have a few with DD but that more for memories years down the line.

It's all very childish and attention seeking...

MorningTimes Wed 30-Apr-14 21:45:49

I think they are unhappy. I have come to this conclusion from looking at the people I know (or know a lot about through mutual friends). The ones who put the most photos of themselves on tend to have issues with themselves in real life.

Similar when it comes to constant Facebook status updates about 'great relationships', lots of happy couple photos, writing loving messages to each other publicly. Those people often spilt up or have an unhappy relationship in real life. This is true for the people on my friends list anyway.

Roooobarb Wed 30-Apr-14 21:47:43

The other thing that I think is attention seeking is when people make arrangments by writing on each others' walls! Just to let the world know that they are busy and have lots of friends. If I want to make plans with someone I do it by phone, text or via a PM on Facebook.

Tenrec Wed 30-Apr-14 21:48:33

I'm not on FB, but a few of my friends post selfies on Twitter and Instagram etc; and I don't mind much, not my sort of thing but I just skip past it tbh. The point of these sites/FB is to be attention seeking, any statuses or photos you post will be ones you want other people to see and are looking for attention. If you don't like it, either hide/delete friends or get off it, surely?

WorraLiberty Wed 30-Apr-14 21:48:34

I think it's just a bit of a laugh for most people...not that I could ever do it cos selfies just make me look even more odd grin

Tigresswoods Wed 30-Apr-14 21:48:50

Morning so true! Several couples I know who post lovey messages to each other subsequently divorce. Weirdos.

EatShitDerek Wed 30-Apr-14 21:49:18

Does it matter what people do on FB really?

If it bothers you so much then delete it.

The whole point of FB is to share, get attention and show people what you are doing

It would be pretty shit and pointless if no one did that. There wouldn't be anything for people to complain about

Cupid5tunt Wed 30-Apr-14 21:50:58

Do they also sport the trout pout?

I'm always tempted to liken them to a Tesco fish but that would me mean... Would it?

Cupid5tunt Wed 30-Apr-14 21:51:52

Sorry THE Tesco fish not a Tesco fish

MorningTimes Wed 30-Apr-14 21:51:53

Tigress - it is quite weird isn't it? When couples live together, I don't understand why they don't declare their love to each other in person hmm

Cupid5tunt Wed 30-Apr-14 21:52:44

EatShitDerek Are you fond of a selfie? grin

shebird Wed 30-Apr-14 21:55:10

Makes me cringe and want to die of shame. What is wrong with these people?

EatShitDerek Wed 30-Apr-14 21:55:38

No. My face and the camera doesn't go, if I did then I would grin

I put one on today as I have now got a full fringe! Never had one before and wanted to share.

No duck face in it though.

But I don't see why people moan about people sharing on a social network made for sharing

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Wed 30-Apr-14 21:59:10

I would never do a selfish, I'm not that great with my phone, I can barely answer it in time.

envy at the gorgeous Worra though. I'd learn to do them quick smart if I looked like her. grin

Quinteszilla Wed 30-Apr-14 22:01:31

A friend of mine does that. He started doing it with his first cancer diagnosis. It is a photo record, every day in his life.

You sort of need to know it to understand why he is doing it. But I like to see his daily selfie. I would worry if it wasnt there.

ForeskinHyena Wed 30-Apr-14 22:04:02

If I want a half decent photo I have to take it myself as my DCs always chop the top of my head off or catch me blinking! However I only change my profile pic every couple of months, usually for special occasions.

People who add new selfies every day or constantly change their profile pic seem a bit self obsessed and insecure to me.

One friend especially is totally gorgeous but obviously has self esteem issues and needs that constant validation, so I don't mind telling her she looks beautiful, especially as her family often say the opposite hmm

I only gush to/about DP on valentines day or when he's done something super special for my birthday etc. I think he deserves credit and if I'm willing to make a public statement about what my favourite book is or how cute someone's dog looks, I think I should also say how lovely my boyfriend is once a year!

Raskova Wed 30-Apr-14 22:12:39

Quintezilla, that sounds lovely! A wonderful idea grin

If I took a good selfie, I'd probably post one every five seconds because I'd be so bloody happy about it!

trikken Wed 30-Apr-14 22:12:49

Haha I took a selfie today, I've lost 5 stone and only just beginning to feel confident about myself and wanted to show myself off a little. My fb my pic, if my friends dont like this they can hide me or delete me. My friend commented about how much she loves seeing pics of her friends on her feed and actually so do I.

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