Today’s Advice to Graduates: No Selfies

I agree! You will NOT have enough time to take the picture when you have your ENTIRE class in line waiting to get their diplomas!!

CBS DC

TAMPA, Fla. — Toss your cap. Turn your tassel. Just don’t snap that selfie.

Graduates at the University of South Florida and Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., have been asked to refrain from taking self-portraits with their cell phones as they collect their diplomas. The seemingly simple directive is standing out for placing the slightest curtailment on a collective societal march toward sharing every waking moment on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the like.

Kyra Ciotti, a 22-year-old mass communication major at USF, has taken selfies lying in bed, riding in a car, posing with her dog, taking a shot of tequila and whenever she feels her hair is having a particularly good day. She had planned to keep her arm extended as she walked across the stage at a ceremony Friday, capturing the moment for a sister in Australia.

Now, chastened by the university’s admonition that it’s improper and fearful…

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Very Interesting.

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