Teens take selfies at the most inappropriate places in the world

Nothing is #sacred.

 

Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Aug 27, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 8:01 am CDT

Selfies are tearing the Internet apart. A new study found that posting too many selfies online is ruining people’s lives, and yet teenagers’ desire to Instagram everything continues its path of destruction. YOLO, m’right?

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The new Tumblr Selfies at Serious Places is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of clueless tourists and duckfaced teenagers flashing peace signs (the default selfie pose) in front of historic landmarks. It’s also a reminder that selfies can be a bad idea. Who could forget this doozy of George Zimmerman’s lawyer, Don West, celebrating after trial?

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Here are a few of the highlights. If anything, it’s reassuring that in these times of perennial war and political upheaval, that teenage selfie pose is the same everywhere.

 

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There are other, non-landmark pics as well. But what millennial worth their salt doesn’t have a 9/11 Memorial selfie?

Photo via selfiesatseriousplaces/Tumblr

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*First Published: Aug 27, 2013, 6:26 pm CDT