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The summer of inappropriate selfies rages on, as obsessive, carefree vacuity provokes bans, grumbling and reactionary ire from Tunisia to Wimbledon

5th July, 2015
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Kim Kardashian, the doyenne of Instagram and the face of a thousand selfies: for her, turning the camera around is the life force of her personal brand. Picture: Getty

Selfies get a very bad press and I, for one, am not convinced it’s fully deserved.

This is an unfashionable thing for someone like me to say, I realise. Most people over the age of 40 have nothing good to say about the phenomenon of obsessively taking pictures of yourself.

That they are the ultimate in narcissism is the usual line. Why would anyone want to contort their lips into a trout pout and...

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