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Niki Bezzant reflects on how the advent of the selfie and social media influencers has changed the world – and not entirely for the better.

Niki Bezzant reflects on how the advent of the selfie and social media influencers has changed the world – and not entirely for the better.

Can you remember when there was no such thing as a selfie? When I was in my 20s, if I wanted a picture of myself, I asked someone else to take it. And then I had to wait days or weeks to see it.

It’s hard to imagine now if you’re of a generation who grew up with smartphones, but back then we didn’t see many images of ourselves. And we had no way to manipulate our images. Crucially, too, in a pre-social media world, aside from magazines, TV and movies, we didn’t have ways of scrutinising the appearance of…

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