Selfie Sticks

Selfie Sticks Banned from Emmy Awards

Selfie sticks have been banned from all of the main events at this year’s Emmy Awards — from the pre-show red carpet to the actual ceremony to the after-party Ball.


Doctor Blames Selfies for Nationwide Head Lice Infestation

A Wisconsin pediatrician set off a slight panic over the Internet when she blamed selfies for a nationwide lice infestation among teens and adolescents in 25 states. Since then, the transference of the parasitic louse has been dubbed “social media lice.”

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Obamas Welcome Selfies At The White House

“Effective today, guests are now welcome to take photos throughout the White House tour route and keep those memories for a lifetime,” the White House announced this morning. “Visitors are also encouraged to share their experience using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour.”


Summer Music Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

Selfie sticks—long, handheld poles used to capture that perfect photo of oneself—are among the list of items banned at some of this year’s most popular music festivals, including Coachella and Lollapalooza.

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