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Are you too old for selfies?

Contrary to popular opinion, social media clearly have an important role to play for us as we get older.

Whilst social media may not be contributing to the personal skills of younger people, the over 50s recognise that as they grow older and less physically mobile, social media will play a key role in keeping in touch with friends and family.

Some 92 per cent of internet savvy over-50s use Facebook to stay in touch with friends and family and 48 per cent use it to share updates and photos.

But the latest research found that 16 per cent also upload selfies on the social media site too and some admitted it was to show their old partners how well they have aged.

Obama is the first president to play with a selfie stick, and David Cameron has been seen taking one too!

Are you a fan of the selfie?  Have you ever taken a selfie and shared it via social media. Or do you consider selfies for the younger generation and not for you?

Are you too old for selfies?

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acctim
4th Dec 2015
0
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For many of us who are now alone, selfies offer the opportunity to have new photo memories, and avoid inconveniencing others with requests to take our photos.
andbrown01
16th Sep 2015
0
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not for me I will leave for
a younger generation
lizfid3
3rd Aug 2015
0
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I hate being in front of the camera so selfies are not for me. I'll stay firmly behind the lens.
thereet
1st Aug 2015
2
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Polly-Rae
31st Jul 2015
1
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It's just a bit of fun.......
santed
31st Jul 2015
1
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I love selfies It means I'm still alive lol. And my selfies make everyone else's look great, so just take your photo and say thanks sand.
little owl
31st Jul 2015
2
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I hate having my photo taken at any time, I have had skin cancer on my nose and my face is higher on one side which a camera accentuates.
silversam
31st Jul 2015
1
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I always think other people' s selfies are so much better than mine!!
colleybobble
31st Jul 2015
1
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Selfies are great but I look so awful in them, I obviously think that I am more glamorous than I am----what a hag!
grammamia
31st Jul 2015
2
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I often take one of myself if I am visiting a memorable or picturesque place, just to show I was actually there, as endless views get lost in time and you forget where it was. At least I can look back at myself, see what I looked like then and it might jog the memory.
DollyP
31st Jul 2015
2
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I read yesterday that people are buying more clothes because they do not want people to see them in the same clothes while taking their selfies it seems to me these days people are just trying to keep up with each other. I prefer to take pictures of my family and scenery.
nannacat
1st Aug 2015
0
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Crikey whatever next eh!
nannacat
31st Jul 2015
4
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I feel selfies are just vanity led (sorry folks )
santed
31st Jul 2015
2
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You haven't seen mine then
celtwitch
31st Jul 2015
3
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I have a dislike of being photographed, I always shudder with embarrassment when I see photos of myself, I always seem to look about 100 years old and like an escapee from a mental institution.
So, no selfies for me thanks.
Twiggles
31st Jul 2015
3
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No matter how old you are everybody needs a bit of fun. I'm not growing old gracefully I'm fighting it all the way I'm still a kid, I still love white knuckle rides,and still love to act like a fool!
santed
31st Jul 2015
2
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And me but I will pass on the white knuckles thanks.
Pusser
31st Jul 2015
0
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I cured my egocentricity many years ago.
wiffler
31st Jul 2015
3
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"Selfies" never ceases to amaze me, why? I always thought you took photos to remind yourself of another person, an event, etc.
Munsterlander
30th Jul 2015
2
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I have to say I simply do not understand all this selfy stuff. Why on earth would you want to take pictures of yourself? The world is totally narcissistic nowdays. I would much rather take pictures of stunning landscapes, views etc than myself-especially at my age.
Wilf
30th Jul 2015
6
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NO! never too old to take pictures. We used to take pictures of ourselves years ago on "time release" on old style cameras. The beauty of the phones with cameras is you have it with you everywhere so its simple to take snaps. My kids (in their 20s) are busy taking selfies all the time and I get dragged into them as well ...I think its probably to make me look stupid but who cares? Life is for living!

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