The Murky Meaning of the Killer Selfie

Resource Author:  Avi Steinberg
Resource Date:  12/11/2015
Resource Name:  New York Times
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Earlier this fall, a friend of yours, or perhaps a robot, may have dropped this bit of clickbait into one of your feeds: You Are Now More at Risk of Dying While Taking a Selfie Than Being Killed by a Shark. According to the authors of this widely circulated story, selfie-caused fatalities have become a phenomenon of significant proportions. What used to be seen as unconnected, accidental deaths are now examples of a supposedly distinct global pandemic.