Apparently the hot new social media trend is taking a selfie where you’re high fiving yourself. And since that means you can’t use your hands, it takes some skill to pull it off.
It seems like the best strategy is to set your photo timer . . . toss your phone in the air . . . high five yourself, so you’re clapping your hands together like you’re praying . . . and hope you get a photo of the high five as it falls.
Here are some random facts for you . . .
1. Purple Skittles aren’t grape in other countries. In England and Australia they’re black currant.
2. It’s illegal to take a photo of the Eiffel Tower at night. And France actually catches people when they post them on social media.
3. A Hungarian fencer named Pal Szekeres won a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics. Then he became disabled after a bus accident, and went on to win six medals in wheelchair fencing at the Paralympics.
That makes him the only person who’s won medals at the Olympics before a disability, then at the Paralympics when he was disabled.
4. The average person passes gas 14 times a day.
5. Mary Shelley got the idea for “Frankenstein” from a nightmare.
There’s a new social media trend that’s perfect for our age . . . because it takes a stance AND gives people an opportunity to compliment you.
The new trend is called The Power of Makeup. Women are posting selfies with makeup on just HALF their faces, and nothing on the other half.
We assumed it was to show how makeup isn’t necessary, and you’re beautiful without it, and blah blah blah. But it’s actually the OPPOSITE.
The whole intention is to show that it’s COOL to wear makeup if you want to, even if it’s more trendy these days to say you’re anti-makeup.
Which is kind of a funny cause, considering how self-righteous the Internet usually is.
The world is passing you by while you fumble around trying to take a picture of it for Instagram.
A new survey found 58% of people say their desire to post the perfect photo on social media has had a negative effect on their life . . . it’s ruined vacations, affected their kids, and sometimes even led them to do bizarre or dangerous things.
91% of people have seen a tourist miss out on enjoying a moment because they’re too busy taking pictures.
79% have seen a parent, quote, “undermine their own experience in a child’s life” for the sake of a photo.
75% admit they’ve done something RUDE to get a picture for social media . . . and 14% have even risked their own safety.
In other words, your obsession with the perfect social media post is ruining your life.
This might be one of the worst social media mistakes any company has made . . . and that’s really saying something.
American Apparel was posting photos of fireworks for the Fourth of July weekend on their Tumblr page on Thursday. If you don’t know Tumblr, it’s like Twitter but more oriented around posting photos and animated gifs.
And one of the photos they posted was . . . the explosion of the Challenger SPACE SHUTTLE.
You can’t see the shuttle in the photo . . . it’s the smoke trail we all saw when the Challenger was exploding in front of us. So it’s a pretty iconic photo. They even used the hashtags “#smoke” and “#clouds.”
People called them on it right away, so they pulled the photo and apologized. They blamed it on, quote, “an error by one of our international social media employees who was born after the tragedy.”