Selfies get the ‘In Memoriam’ it deserves at the Webby Awards

Is the selfie dead? The Webby Awards seem to think so.

At the 18th annual Webby Awards ceremony last night, the selfie hit the next level of self-realization. Just days after earning a spot in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, it suffered a quiet death. As much people have complained about selfies, most people weren’t even aware that it died until it received its own “In Memoriam” segment.

Usually, the award show tradition is reserved for performers and creators. This time, we mourn #FuneralSelfies and #DisasterSelfies—and who can forget the selfie President Obama took at Nelson Mandela’s funeral?

We probably won’t miss the advertising ploys, that’s for sure. Or the sitcom that doesn’t look all that good.

Farewell, selfies. We hardly knew thee—though in reality, we don’t expect you’re going anywhere.

H/T Mediaite | Photo via The Webby Awards/YouTube

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.