Global Times: Chinese netizens offer advice to Indians on how to prevent deadly selfie accidents

Global Times: Chinese netizens offer advice to Indians on how to prevent deadly selfie accidents. “Has taking selfies become a deadly extreme sport? The answer is yes. On Monday, the news that more people have died while taking selfies in India than any other place around the world shocked Chinese netizens, who took to social media to provide tips on how to safely take memorable photos without putting one’s life in danger.”

Beebom: Poparazzi Is a New Instagram-like App That Doesn’t Let You Post Selfies

Beebom: Poparazzi Is a New Instagram-like App That Doesn’t Let You Post Selfies. “Tired of Instagram getting cluttered with Stories, Reels, and what not? Does everyone seem to be projecting a fake life online? Well, A fresh photo-sharing app has surfaced last week and it didn’t take long for it to take the top spot on the App Store. And well, we are not surprised. Dubbed Poparazzi, the app is developed by a California-based startup TTYL, and it is essentially the opposite of Instagram.”

Washington Post: This woman, 82, dresses to the nines each Sunday for virtual church. Her selfies have become legendary.

Washington Post: This woman, 82, dresses to the nines each Sunday for virtual church. Her selfies have become legendary.. “It’s been more than a year now that churchgoers have been watching virtual streaming Sunday services on their cellphones and computers during the pandemic. Many have made a habit of tuning in while wearing cozy sweatpants or pajamas. Then there’s La Verne Ford Wimberly of Tulsa. The 82-year-old retired educator decks herself out head to toe every Sunday, then — to the delight of fellow parishioners at Metropolitan Baptist Church — posts a selfie on Facebook after the service.”

Instagram-ready: Vietnamese influencer teaches art of posing (Agence France-Presse)

Agence France-Presse: Instagram-ready: Vietnamese influencer teaches art of posing. “How to smile, where to place a hand, which direction to face: young Vietnamese social media users are snapping up a popular influencer’s course on posing for the perfect photo. In communist Vietnam, where 70 percent of the population is under 35, the classes are particularly popular with young women. Instructor Pham Kieu Ly – who has hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram and TikTok –set up the $130 course in Hanoi after women began asking her how to look their best in photos, largely for social media.”

International Business Times: Intern’s Selfie With Keys Forces German Prison To Change Over 600 Locks, Costs Him His Job

International Business Times: Intern’s Selfie With Keys Forces German Prison To Change Over 600 Locks, Costs Him His Job. “The trainee who remains unnamed, inadvertently shared the picture with his friends to brag about his new job, local media reported. The thoughtless action, however, caused a serious security threat to the prison that houses 657 inmates. The mindlessness of the intern could have resulted in a mass break-out at the prison as anyone could have easily made replicas of the keys with the leaked image.”

Phys .org: Tourists could be spreading the virus causing COVID-19 to wild mountain gorillas by taking selfies with the animals

Phys .org: Tourists could be spreading the virus causing COVID-19 to wild mountain gorillas by taking selfies with the animals. “Tourists could be spreading the virus causing COVID-19 to wild mountain gorillas by taking selfies with the animals without following precautions. Researchers from Oxford Brookes University examined nearly 1,000 Instagram posts and found most gorilla trekking tourists were close enough to the animals, without face masks on, to make transmission of viruses and diseases possible.”

TNW: Beauty is in the app of the beholder

TNW: Beauty is in the app of the beholder. “There has long been whispers about phone cameras secretly post-processing your selfies to make you ‘more beautiful,’ with the iPhone XS ‘Beautygate’ scandal perhaps being the most notorious instance of this trend. Critics have argued such automated edits fundamentally cultivate a culture of unobtainable beauty standards, which in turn leads to more extreme urges to manipulate our image — there are plenty of examples of pushing this beyond the norm in the popular Instagram versus Reality subreddit.”

BBC: Instagram photo filters targeted by model’s #filterdrop campaign

BBC: Instagram photo filters targeted by model’s #filterdrop campaign. “A recent survey, carried out by Girlguiding, found a third of girls and young women will not post selfies online without using a filter to change their appearance. Thirty-nine percent of the 1,473 respondents, aged 11-21, said they felt upset that they could not look the same in real life as they did online. The survey results mirror the worries of make-up artist and curve model Sasha Pallari, who recently launched the hashtag #filterdrop in the hope of seeing ‘more real skin’ on Instagram.”

ScienceDaily: ‘Selfies’ could be used to detect heart disease

ScienceDaily: ‘Selfies’ could be used to detect heart disease. “Sending a ‘selfie’ to the doctor could be a cheap and simple way of detecting heart disease, according to the authors of a new study published today (Friday) in the European Heart Journal. The study is the first to show that it’s possible to use a deep learning computer algorithm to detect coronary artery disease (CAD) by analysing four photographs of a person’s face.”

VentureBeat: New ‘unselfie’ AI technique makes your selfies look like posed portraits

VentureBeat: New ‘unselfie’ AI technique makes your selfies look like posed portraits. “Folks snap self-portraits with their smartphones all the time, whether for the benefit of followers on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn. But these ‘selfies’ tend to look unnatural because they require that the subject stretch out their arms in order to capture the best angle. Fortunately, researchers at Adobe Research, the University of California, Berkeley, and KU Leuven in Flanders have developed an AI technique that automatically translates selfies into neutral-pose portraits. By identifying a target pose and generating a body texture, it’s able to refine and composite a person on a given self-portrait’s background.”