“Good or bad, the selfie has become part of our cultural lexicon — and dictionary, as Oxford University Press’s 2013 word of the year. While taking self-portraits with the characteristic camera-or-phone-in-front-of-face position is not a new phenomenon, it has generated a wealth of technology to facilitate selfie taking.
Instagram allowed users to manipulate lighting, add borders and filters, Snapchat added an ephemeral and sometimes X-rated capability, and now there’s SkinneePix a $0.99 app available for iPhone. This terrible new app reinforces that skinny is the desirable selfie.
The company behind the app is Pretty Smart Women and was created by Susan Green and Robin J. Phillips.”* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.
*Read more here from Sarah Gray / Salon: