A recent report found that 259 people died between 2011 and 2017 while stepping in front of the camera in often dangerous destinations. Our writer went deep on the psychology of selfies to figure out what’s behind our obsession with capturing extreme risk-taking.
More here – Outside Online
PS: I could be churlish and say this is simply evolutions way of dealing with narcissists but it is a little overblown. Below I have posted the leading causes of death in the world. I wouldn’t even know how to scale the scale correctly to include 259 deaths versus 17.65 million.
Source – Our World in Data
…..now if we could only get more supposed social media influencers (read dickheads) to have heart attacks…..