Are selfies unprofessional????

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Are selfies unprofessional????
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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 3:01pm

And if you have more than just you in it, is it still a selfie?

I've been requested (errr, told) by my boss to take a selfie of me and my staff tomorrow.  Our entire Division is doing it by department to put at the end of a documentary. The selfies will roll under the credits. 

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 3:10pm

1. No, they are not unprofessional.

2. If it is just oneself, it is a selfie. If is more than oneself, it is, um, an "ussie?" That sounds better than "we-ie."

3. Your boss is too cheap to hire a photographer.Or is just being funny. Or recognizes that selfies/ussies are the great equalizer, because no one looks that great in them.

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 4:01pm

ashmama wrote:
<p>1. No, they are not unprofessional.</p><p>2. If it is just oneself, it is a selfie. If is more than oneself, it is, um, an "ussie?" That sounds better than "we-ie."</p><p>3. Your boss is too cheap to hire a photographer.Or is just being funny. Or recognizes that selfies/ussies are the great equalizer, because no one looks that great in them.</p>

At #3, our communications group is doing this, and it will be distributed primarly via social media, so the selfie thing arises from that. Our comm group is pretty "hip".

Oh, and we have in-house photographers ... lol

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 7:17pm

Only with duckface.  Or if taken in the bathroom (yes, even if you're fully clothed).

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 11:00am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>And if you have more than just you in it, is it still a selfie?</p><p>I've been requested (errr, told) by my boss to take a selfie of me and my staff tomorrow.  Our entire Division is doing it by department to put at the end of a documentary. The selfies will roll under the credits.  </p>

No, they aren't unprofessional, that was just an attempt to insult bord.  2.  Yes it's still a selife if you have more people in the picture with you, you just need to be the one taking the picture for it to be a selfie.

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 12:05pm

And here it is ... nice lookin' group of ladies.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1