You know narcissism has reached new heights when Kim Kardashian clicks approximately 1,200 selfies a week for a coffee table book titled Selfish. But you can’t blame her.
On social media, in 2013, the word ‘selfie’ was used 17,000 per cent more often than in previous years, with celebrities and even politicians like Barack Obama and Narendra Modi showing off duck-faces and fish-eyed views of quantities of teeth.
But if you think that by raising your phone to your face you’re a card-carrying global citizen of the new millennium, you are so wrong. You are just the latest in a long line of self-obsessed human beings who have used the cutting edge technology of their times to show many faces of themselves to the world.