The Selife Stick took the mobile device world by storm, being named one of the 25 best inventions of 2014 by Time Magazine. But is this extension pole, that lets people attach their cell phones and take pictures from afar, quickly becoming an endangered species? A victim of its own fame and unwieldy use.
The number of places that are banning the use of selfie sticks is steadily on the rise. Turns out people are not too keen about getting whacked up side the head by a metal pole by someone getting the perfect shot of him or herself from a distance. Places where selife sticks are banned include:
Concert Venues and Theme Parks-All Disney U.S. Theme Parks, Fox Theater in Atlanta, Hollywood Bowl, Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. With the ban on selfie sticks at Disney parks in the United States, industry experts expect many more amusement parks to follow suit.
Conventions and Festivals-Such as Apple’s Word Wide Developers Conference, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Coachella Festival, Comic-Con, and Lollapalooza Festival
Museums-Such as the Art Institute of Chicago (AOL.on Tech) the Museum of Modern Art in New York City ( per Yahoo Tech), National Gallery of Australia, Palace of Versailles in France, The Getty Center in Los Angeles, The National Gallery in London, The Palace Museum in Beijing, The Perot Museum in Dallas, and The Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. (per The Washington Post).
Sporting Venues-Such as the English Premier Soccer Stadiums, Major League Baseball Stadiums, many National Football League Stadiums, The British Open, The Kentucky Derby, US Open, and Wimbledon
I ran across this clever and super humorous PSA from Pizza Hut about the “concerns” with selfie sticks. This spoofy look at these devices will leave you smiling and shaking your head at the wonder of it all.
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I think the selfie stick madness will calm down and people will start just using them now and again in a much more appropriate way soon enough. I can see why some places have banned them, I was at a graduation a little while ago and the audience was a sea of them, kind of blocked everyone else’s view!
I have a friend who can’t go out partying without her selfie stick, her fb and instagram is awash with photos from above of us all having a good time, I can’t see her giving that addiction up any time soon!!
Yes, a few less selfie sticks swinging around heading people upside the head would be good.
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
I think I am from a generation that doesn’t like too may pics of ourselves. I applaud the younger generation for their confidence. LOL The Pizza Hut video is hilarious! Thanks for sharing.
I am not a selfie taker either. Leave that to the young uns.
Lou Lou Girls says
Great post! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls
Really appreciate the pin and tweet. See you again soon.