Selfie "Disorder" a Hoax

A story has been making the social media rounds claiming the American Psychiatric Association declared the selfie a mental disorder. Sufferers of "selfitis" fall into three categories: borderline, acute and chronic. (I'm guessing I'd easily fall into the chronic category.) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can treat the disorder, the post says, before adding that, luckily, "CBT is covered under Obamacare." But before you buy into the silly sounding disorder, consider the source: The original post came from the Adobo Chronicles. A quick glance at their About page shows it's a site for “your source of up-to-date, unbelievable news. Everything you read on this site is based on fact, except for the lies."

A search on the APA site yielded no results for the term selfitis, and Social News Daily is claiming it's most likely a hoax. Or probably an April Fools' joke? 

The Adobo Chronicles then followed up with a piece saying Samsung, Apple and Nokia are "responding" to the mental disorder by proactively doing away with front-facing cameras on all their upcoming devices. Elaborate stuff. 

Baby Selfie? There's an App for That


New father Matthew Pegula has created an Android app that allows babies to take a selfie. Yes, babies. 

Baby Selfie attracts the infant with playful sounds and images of colorful animals, like "peek-a-boo with a camera twist." Then when the infant touches any part of the screen, the app automatically snaps a picture of their adorable expressions.

Although some publications are already decrying the app and its use, the app's creator says he simply wanted an excuse to play around with Android app development. Plus, it's a great way for new parents to amass adorable baby pics.

So don't get your diapers in a bunch. Or do, and then selfie it. #PoutyPampers