Thursday, September 4, 2014

Yeah, About Those Nekkid iCloud Photos

What do they really expose?


"If you’re Lawrence’s age — 24 — however, the smartphone is an extension of you. Narcissus had his pool to gaze into; today’s young things have their photo-streams."

"Remember, it was Nemesis who showed Narcissus his image, causing the Greek warrior to fall so much in love with himself he eventually expired."

"This whole sorry episode feels like the modern equivalent: beautiful celebrities obsessed with their appearance humiliated by their own vanity."

"No one is arguing that having your private life all over the internet is anything other than horrid and traumatic. But the simple, hard truth is this: if you don’t want your breasts going viral, it’s probably best not to take pictures of them and keep them on your phone. "