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Old 05-16-21, 11:15 AM  
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I've noticed that and I don't get it. I hate taking selfies, but I have one FB friend (my nephew's SO) who constantly posts enhanced/edited selfies. She's in her early 40s! Once a person reaches a certain age, they don't change that much. I mean, her hair and makeup and everything is pretty much the same in each picture. There's no need to keep posting, basically, the same picture over and over and over.

I guess I'm cranky, too!

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Old 05-16-21, 11:26 AM  
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A relative of my husband's is in her early 40s with three kids and she constantly posts photos of herself, including ones in provocative clothing she wears for when her band performs. I just don't get it.
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Old 05-16-21, 11:29 AM  
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I have one Facebook friend who has lost weight and she posts a lot of before and after pictures. The before pictures are normal full body shots and the after pictures are close ups of her face with all the changes to her skin and eyes. Itís so weird because it doesnít really show her progress - it actually shows changes to her face that arenít even real.
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Old 05-16-21, 12:04 PM  
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I've never seen anyone use that app on FB either. Curious.
it's still used, but it's possible snapchat improved their tools. one of the telltale clues is SC has optional clipart butterflies and flowers - I've seen this extensively, and it's not the clip art that FB itself has. you do all of the photos on your phone with the SC app loaded on your phone. then when you're ready, you post it to FB.

there are extensive photoshopping apps on phones now, including all the ones that an expensive phone might have pre-loaded, but I'm not at all familiar with "the latest" apps. my phone is just a basic one, about 4 YO now.
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Old 05-17-21, 09:30 AM  
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it's still used, but it's possible snapchat improved their tools. one of the telltale clues is SC has optional clipart butterflies and flowers - I've seen this extensively, and it's not the clip art that FB itself has. you do all of the photos on your phone with the SC app loaded on your phone. then when you're ready, you post it to FB.

there are extensive photoshopping apps on phones now, including all the ones that an expensive phone might have pre-loaded, but I'm not at all familiar with "the latest" apps. my phone is just a basic one, about 4 YO now.
My phone probably has some of that but I have no clue. Not interested either. I'm way past the selfie age
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Old 05-17-21, 09:44 AM  
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I just saw someone post on Facebook asking when pictures stopped being about memories and replaced with selfies. I thought of this thread right away - I never thought about it that way before.

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Old 05-19-21, 12:28 PM  
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I'm thinking it is a generational thing. The only FaceBook friend I have who does that is in her early 40's. She doesn't use the filters anymore, but the selfie posts are fairly relentless. (I love her anyway! )

Selfies aren't as appealing when gets to "a certain age." That being said, I recently put on some make-up and posted a selfie on FaceBook for the first time in years. No one has seen me without a mask in so long...
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Old 05-19-21, 01:16 PM  
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I'm not big on selfies, I look ridiculous in 95% of them. I have a friend that posts a new selfie everyday, to show her outfit before work. It makes her happy!

The one that gives me the creeps is the app that morphs you into a dog face or clown or some other weirded out image.
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Old 05-20-21, 12:40 PM  
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I'm on a FB forum about curly hair products, and it always tickles me to see the photos of real curly hair (we compare products and show results) with the airbrushed, almost anime-looking filtered face attached to it.
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Old 05-20-21, 01:35 PM  
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I'm on a FB forum about curly hair products, and it always tickles me to see the photos of real curly hair (we compare products and show results) with the airbrushed, almost anime-looking filtered face attached to it.
Which group is that, please? I have curly hair, so I am interested. Thank you.

I am getting my hair cut on Saturday for the first time in over a year and a half! I am going to a new Deva stylist. The one I had been going to left the salon during the pandemic. I am nervous to try someone new but she has really good reviews.
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