Selfies are so popular; we take them and share them with the world without knowing where they are going to end and who will use them as they please.
What made me think about is what happened today.
Sometimes I randomly follow people, who doesn’t, and this time someone went beyond the “thank you for following me” message.
A few days ago, I followed some people on Twitter, and a guy texts me saying hi and asking me where I’m from.
Nothing weird, right?
We talked about the weather and jobs (mine is written in my Twitter profile, BTW). Then he asked me to send him a picture of myself.
My Twitter profile picture has a selfie of myself, one of the few that I don’t consider horrible and the same I have on my Medium profile. “Look at my profile picture” I replied.
Nope, he wants a selfie.
I’m so tempted to answer that my profile picture IS A SELFIE!
I know, I’m pissed off for a stupid thing; still, it pisses me off!
I don’t like to take selfies, I don’t like to share them and I don’t understand why I should send an “innocent” selfie to a stranger!
I don’t see anything wrong in having a pen-friend, in meeting someone on social media and start a sort of friendship.
Is it my physical appearance so important? I’ve no memories of a single woman asking me for pictures of any kind. Why do men do? Because I’m a woman, so it’s obvious I’m interested in men and pleased to receive attention?
I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t like to send pictures of herself/himself to strangers.
I needed to vent.