Selfies are bad, but dronies are way worse

  • PopPress
  • May 1, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Selfies are bad, but dronies are way worse

If we were told that there would come a time when we would long for the awkward pout of an incongruously placed duck-face, we wouldn't have believed it. But, that day might well have arrived.

The proliferation of drone ownership has led to a new means of unapologetic self-promotion called the taking of dronies (a portmanteau of drone and selfie).

And while the lip pouts of teenage girls were certainly annoying, they pale in comparison to seeing grown men squinting into the sun as they try to capture footage of themselves with the drone flying overhead.    

And those Facebook friends that flood your news feed with thousands of wedding and vacation pics just got a new toy to add to their arsenal of annoyance.


As with all technological advancements, the trend is evolving exponentially and has already spawned a sub-category, the 'reverse dronie'.

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  • July 13, 2018
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