Chapter 3 Notes

Summary: In short, this chapter focuses on how selfies have become a form of representation of who we are. One part of the chapter notes that this form of representation is not given as a whole, but over time and helps form who we are rather than one post, one photo, or one tweet. To show how it actually is, I will bring you to my Facebook. If you look at one photo, such as the selfie I took on October 25, 2017, you would think I’m an impatient person, which while true, does not represent who I am as a whole. In fact, if you look at all of my photos, you will think I’m a rather fun person to be around because I take so many fun selfies. Another part of the section focuses on how selfies or other things have aged over time. This is either positive or negative based on how the reception was. As proof, I’ll show you a photo I took on October 23, 2016 on my facebook. I thought it was great at the time because it showed my love for the WWE and thought it was really cool, but now I realized it has not aged well at all because I never use the shirt or hat anymore, and it shows so much arrogance it hurts. One more thing the chapter focuses on is how profile pictures on facebook show our identity through what we like, how we carry ourselves, and our hobbies even. It can be anything from a flower we like, a show we like, or us doing something we love even. Nowadays, we can even modify our profile picture to something we support fully. One example of such is if you look at my facebook and check my profile pictures, you’ll notice that I have a profile pic of me with a patch on my arm with a background that says “I’m against bullying,” which is something I quite vividly support. One last section that the chapter has is how photobooths were the progenitors of the selfies we take today. Photobooths in itself is actually quite interesting though. The section describes how they work, which include how you take the photo itself, how the photos turn out, and how they’re used today even. It’s actually quite interesting because it perfectly describes how both my parents, who got married, divorced, and married other people took the photos, which were in preparation of their respective weddings. If you ask me, that is cool and romantic. In short though, this chapter was about the progenitors of selfies, how they aged, how one photo doesn’t define who someone is, and how profile pictures represent who we are, what we like, or even what we support.

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