You may love them. You may hate them. You may secretly love them. You may secretly hate them. But seeing as Merriam-Webster found them worthy enough to be added to the dictionary, selfies are a part of our 21st century culture.
But, because we can’t have nice things, selfies have taken on a life of their own, causing wipeouts, broken phones and more. Here are some quick tips for saving your phone, and yourself, while trying to capture that perfectly lit photo.
Don’t turn your back to the ocean.
This selfie-er got an accidental lesson in surfing when trying to capture her photo. We do love the resulting image, though.
Don’t stand on the edge of a cliff no matter how good the view is.
This is common sense. Lack of awareness + steep cliffs are not a good combination. Be aware of your surroundings. Coast guards in the UK had to issue this warning to keep selfie-stick-toting tourists away from a dangerous cliff.
Don’t hand it to Justin Bieber.
Justin Butterfingers would be an adequate nickname. If you spot the celebrity singer, be sure and keep your phone to yourself, as it appears he isn’t so good at holding onto them.
Sky-diving? Make sure it’s attached to you.
Dare devil? Thrill-seeker? More power to you. We know these things are must-document moments, so make sure your precious device is properly attached to you before taking the dive, plunge or jump. Here is body harness for your smartphone.
Don’t take on on to the top of a skyscraper.
Common sense strikes again. We’re looking at you, millenials. No picture is worth dangling off the top of a skyscraper.
If you find yourself with a post-selfie cracked screen, you know where to find us. We’ll come fix it any time, any place, in under an hour.