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


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

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

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      • 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    • 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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    • Even Obama take selfies. Dang!
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      and you saw that dirty look chellie gave his ass too.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. “Selfies also raise some concerns about a self-obsessed, attention-seeking culture”………………….TLB C.O.S.

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  15. 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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    • Say one more thing in reference to her lips and YES you will catch an E-A$$ whooping!!!!!!!!!

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

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