The rise of selfie photography in some of the world's most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of gruesome deaths worldwide.
The act of taking a picture of oneself with a mobile phone, placing the subject center-stage, has exploded in popularity in recent years, with everyone from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to U.S. President Barack Obama joining in. But the selfie has also inspired a spate of risk taking and offensive public behavior, pushing the boundaries of safety and decorum, whether by dangling from a skyscraper or posing with live explosives.
Several governments and regulatory bodies have now begun treating the selfie as a serious threat to public safety, leading them to launch public education campaign reminiscent of those against smoking and binge drinking.
Anche noi di INC News siamo contrari all'eccesso: abbiamo visualizzato decine di selfies la cui pericolositá usciva dello schema dello scoop fotografico, per entrare nel rischio della vita propria ed altrui. Dalla semplice foto ricordo del viso si é passati allo spararsi alla tempia fotografando l'evento. (vedialtrovenostranotizia in merito).