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This “SELFIE ADDICTION” Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

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April 16, 2014 by The ReadyWriter


The 15 Types of Selfies

Tracy_Selfie_April 16Seems as though everybody is into themselves these days and this addicting craze of taking “Online selfies“. You can’t scroll through Facebook or Instagram in peace, without seeing pictures of your friends, followers and/or associates standing in front of a bathroom mirror posing in front of their hand-held smartphones.

 <<— My selfie per Dr. Rutledge’s advisement on tonight’s show

And what really gets me are the “POKED OUT LIPS” the dark rim poindexter reading glasses worn by some and the never-ending peace signs, that’s making them feel sexy or even somewhat cool. However, a Selfie addiction is similar to other addictions that humans experience. So the question is…is it healthy?

Dr. Pamela Rutledge, Director of the Media Psychology Research Center consults on this issue and has said…

“The desire to take, post and get “likes” on selfies goes back to a biological behavior all humans are wired for. “I think it influences our sense of social connection in the same way as it does when you go to a party and people say ‘Oh I love your dress'”

Rutledge Headshot 300 dpiRutledge told The Huffington Post recently. “Biological and social validation is a real need and there is even an area of the brain that is dedicated to social activity.”

Join me tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via “Conversations Live” as Dr. Pamela Rutledge, (pictured left) author of Selfie Empowerment and co-author of The Science of Audience Engagement will be my special guest. Dr. Rutledge is a leading expert on social behaviors and trends in media, technology use and development.

AllConversation Links in this post will take you to the online show!

Meet you all on the air!

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129 thoughts on “This “SELFIE ADDICTION” Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

  1. Olivijah says:

    Tracy Bell this is too funny 😆 but sooo TRUE!!!!!!!!

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  2. Bobby says:

    LOL 🙂 that pic

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  3. Miss Ang says:

    LOL 😆 this is just how some of these women look in these selfies.

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  4. alscream says:

    Aww chit 😡

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  5. Yvonne says:

    Lordt!!! 🙂 that face and hem lips!

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  6. Neisy says:

    It bothers me when I see a guy with tons of selfies on his timeline….#turnoff

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  7. Jamilla says:

    LOL 😆 LOL!!!!!

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  8. Jamilla says:

    Dr. Pamela Rutledge explained in an article for Psychology Today that taking selfies is indicative of narcissism, attention seeking behavior and self-indulgence.

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  9. Jamilla says:

    Morning….that’s right I googled ole gurl.

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  10. Tamala says:

    😆 I CANT

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  11. Yasha says:

    I do it old school and have my FRIENDS take the pix. 🙂

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  12. Val says:

    Some people spend 10 hours a day all day taking selfies of themselves.
    This is a good topic.

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  13. Joanne says:

    OMG that pic 😆

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  14. 2thick4you says:

    Oh I gotta hear this show.
    Theres a lot of self indulgent, attention seeking narcissists on social media

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  15. cameo1 says:

    Um yeah Trace you already announced this topic on ya boys show last night remember? The same time you announced your new and upcoming book release.

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  16. Browngirl says:

    The picture 😆

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  17. Bird says:

    chile 😆 😆 that picture is a hotmess

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  18. shawnia says:

    This write up :hahaha: 😆 Tracy you slay me.

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  19. Angelhair says:

    😆 Lol !!

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  20. Adam says:

    Them this is just how some women be looking in them selfies.

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  21. Starr says:

    I remember this comedian talking about people having 1000 facebook friends, he gon say so you have 1,000 Facebook friends and not ONE coulda taken that picture for you :coffee:

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  22. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    We soo into ourselves these days 😦

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  23. ManUp says:

    I only hate it when these fat ugly hoes do all these selfies…
    😡

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    • Ebony says:

      I only hate it when these fat ugly hoes do all these selfies… 😡
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      but those be the ones getting 50 million likes 🙂 the biggest chix on my friendslist take the most pix and get the most likes.

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      • bballen says:

        I only hate it when these fat ugly hoes do all these selfies… 😡
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        naw….seriously?

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      • CorporateBitch says:

        I only hate it when these fat ugly hoes do all these selfies
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        then when you see them in person without the filters and without the trick angles you be like 😦 harpo who dis woman?

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      • Xmen says:

        harpo who dis woman
        __________
        ^^^sea world contestant.

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  24. Anthony says:

    And if I see one more pic of FOOD from someone that needs to put they damn plateS down 😆

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  25. Zenna says:

    Perfect topic!
    This dude in my office was taking selfie’s faster than the dude who was slicin ham in the deli yesterday where I had lunch.

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  26. CorporateBitch says:

    Call me crazy but I like to see all my limbs in my pictures. selfie’s be all about necks and armpits. :smh: and chins and shyt. I would hate myself too at that angle.

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  27. Starr says:

    People just be able to take that shyt when you posting BS. I have to sit on my fingers when I see some shyt

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  28. Coco says:

    If I see an IG with tons of photos of the IG user, I know that person is a narcissist. Not even real photographers take that many photos of themselves. 😦

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  29. Mahogany says:

    This is what happens when you put value and self-worth into fickle shit, like a selfie.

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  30. Civil says:

    I’ll never understood why men would feel the need to take selfies.

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    • HarlemGirl says:

      I’ll never understood why men would feel the need to take selfies.
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      Is this a new rule in the black masculinity handbook? You just be sure and tune in

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  31. Lisa says:

    This will be interesting and of course I’ll be tuned in.

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  32. soldierboy says:

    I’m LMMFAO 😆 at that pic and these selfies on facebook and instagram make me sick!

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  33. Floridagirl says:

    Even Obama take selfies. Dang!

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  34. Applebottom says:

    I look forward to your subjects each week. and last nights show was a treat 🙂

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  35. Lexy says:

    GREAT SUBJECT!
    BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE NOT ONLY THINK IT’S ALL ABOUT THEM BUT HOW MANY ‘LIKES’ THEY CAN GET. UGHH!!!

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  36. Kayla says:

    I’ll reserve commenting until after the show. But this topic is a reality and a sad one. Selfies annoy me really they do.

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  37. Katman says:

    Ok Trace where dat selfie? post it!!!

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  38. Katman says:

    show was interesting that DOC knew her shit!!!
    waitin for Tracy’s selfie.

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  39. Danny says:

    Trace gotta practice what she preach but she need to post the selfie. I agree with y’all

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  40. QTip says:

    Enjoyed the show Tra 🙂

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  41. BillyBoy says:

    Ok ok……….no Tracy Bell selfie yet………..I’ll wait.

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  42. Kayla says:

    Loved the show…I like how Dr. Rutledge turned it around to make it a positive and how anything excessive is not good which is so true! I just enjoyed her. really I did.

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  43. Natasha says:

    Tracy I really…really loved your show tonight especially when she said people 35 and under taking selfies LOL 😆 if she only knew.

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  44. mittseybean says:

    Tracy what a beautiful selfie….love ya pearl earrings.

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  45. Acquitta says:

    Loved the show Ms. Bell

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  46. Gabriella says:

    Tracy good show ….I like your selfie too. very pretty pic.

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  47. Wanda says:

    Dr. Rutledge was indifferent to Tracy’s annoyance with selfie’s but made some really good points. Thank you Tracy for being obedient and adding your selfie. 🙂 it’s a pretty laid back pic.

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  48. Rezzie says:

    Tracy stay humble this is why you are so successful.

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  49. Princess says:

    “Selfies also raise some concerns about a self-obsessed, attention-seeking culture”………………….TLB C.O.S.

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  50. Zion says:

    Good show Tra.

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  51. Yes says:

    That small ass selfie blog queen. no blowing kisses or nothing. and with them big soup coolers you shoulda took up half the lense. do another please 🙂

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  52. Ebony says:

    WHO IS READY FOR SATURDAY!!!!???!?!?!

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  53. Pookie~Nem says:

    So I guess Tra is on vacation this weekend.
    Well, have a Happy Resurrection Celebration Erbody!!

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