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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!

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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      1. Morning.
        Cyrus hosted a good talk with Blog Queen last night.
        How’d y’all like that poem Tracy read?

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      2. Ladies…Good morning
        2thick, take ya ass one floor down to last nights post where they still talking about that show. I should start me a damn talk show just 2see how many women fall all ova me.

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      3. Good morning Tamala, Yasha, Val, Queen, Adriane, Joanne, 2Thick, Cameo, Brown, Keisha, Bird, Gia and Shawnia and anyone after me ______________

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      4. BBallen, you make sure you tune in cause guys take just as many selfies as women. so trust me.

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      1. 10 hours a day taking a pic of yourself? they need to get a life.
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        Oh and I’ve seen it.

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      2. 10 hours a day taking a pic of yourself? they need to get a life.
        ****
        when in the hell do they work?

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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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    1. 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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      1. 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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    1. 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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  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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      1. LOL 🙂 I enjoyed the show as usual but I don’t think Tracy was expecting the DR. to advise her to post a selfie. 😆

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      2. where she at? No selfie of Tracy yet? I 😆 LMMFAO when that Doctor said but you’re a writer why are you NOT posting selfies?

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      3. I wanna see the selfie of Tra just because the doctor advised it 😆 how can she get past that?

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      4. Aside from everyone sweatin Tracy posting a selfie here…did you all atleast njoy the show? I mean I did.

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      5. And why do we believe Tracy will post a selfie of herself?
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        Because enough of us emailed her and I’m sure she’s going to give in.

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      6. Tracy
        Tracy
        Tracy…………………waiting for the LIVE SELFIE BOO!!!!!!!!
        Now you announced your book on Cyrus’ show so to make it up we wanna see A SELFIE!!!

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      7. Tracy just posted that small ass selfie……ya gotta blow it up to see her. she’s wearing her hair up.

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      8. It looks like she’s chilling on her bed…I wonder if she be swinging from them poles on her bed??????? 😆

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      9. Did ya see Tracy’s selfie? —>>>> yeah we see that small ass pic but I wanna see more of that bed…looks like she’s parlaying in a bed.

        I hope y’all satisfied? —–> Nah not big enough.

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      10. What I wanna know is………………..is that a canopy bed in Tracy’s background? Hell I’m curious now…..she look so innocent n sexy laying there in that white tshirt.

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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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    1. 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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