Tuesday, July 8, 2008
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***May the owner of this picture forgive me for what I've done. Your picture is just a sound proof that the world is turning into a camwhore.
The hippest dictionary in the world, Urbandictionary.com, defines that a CAMWHORE is "Anyone, male or female, who is addicted to taking countless pictures of themselves to post on the internet.."
On a more Filipino context, it is anybody who floods his/her Friendster account with hundreds of solo poses, with pictures usually accentuate a person's pout or a girl's nail polish, or anything that they would want to emphasize.
Oftentimes, mobile phone cameras were used to take gazillions of pictures of themselves. After taking the photo, they would edit, animate, crop, brighten, sharpen, and whichever thing they thought of "pimping up" or "glamming up" their photo.
I've had my share of camwhore moments. I've tried different angles on my face as well. I became more conscious of my smile since camwhoring got me. But now? I enjoy taking skyscraper pictures more than taking a picture of myself. Or I would rather take a picture of others, have it photoshopped, and send it to them via IM, for free.:)
The Camwhore Phenomenon is actually one of the reasons why I learned to hate Friendster. Everybody's making the same poses! Even my youngest sister whom my siblings would also love to make fun of (She's CERTAINLY not the one pictured above).
Thanks to camwhoring, Friendster has been a very popular website in the Philippines.
Are you still a camwhore?
This post was written by: Jerick Baluyot
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