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4 young men under fire for taking butt selfies at Abra tourist site

Jan 25, 2020 - 7:24 AM

The boys have since taken down their Facebook posts and apologized: 'We are full of fear and cannot eat well because of the criticism from the social media'

Selfies to solve world problems (really)

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What if we can make selfies more meaningful – if not for the one posting it, then for others who would probably not even see your selfie online?

Budapest 'selfie museum' a hit with Instagram generation

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The selfie opportunities among the 11 interactive installations at the 400-square-meter facility include a ride on banana swings, a climb on a unicorn, or a lounge on giant macaroons

Young visitors make photos at the 'Selfie Museum' in Budapest downtown on July 17, 2019. The newest attraction in the Hungarian capital opened this year in a two-level 400m2 area.  ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP

Budapest 'selfie museum' a hit with Instagram generation

Jul 27, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Budapest's newest 'selfie museum' is one of the city's most popular attractions, dubbed as 'the first of its kind' in Europe

Selfies: 5 times more deadly than shark attacks

Jun 28, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The amount of selfie-related deaths worldwide continue to increase

WATCH: OPPO, Xiaomi show off 'under-display' selfie cameras

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The phones appear to have gotten rid of notches or pop-up cameras for a true full-screen display

NOTCHLESS. The phone on the left features an under-display front camera while the one on the left is a more standard one with a selfie cam notch. Screenshot from Xiaomi

WATCH: Serena, Federer pose for GOAT selfie

Jan 02, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Sharing the court for the first time, Serena Williams and Roger Federer make sure to capture the moment

Serena Williams of the US (L) and Roger Federer of Switzerland (R) take a selfie after winning their mixed doubles match on day four of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth January 1, 2019.  TONY ASHBY / AFP

Couple dies in Yosemite while apparently taking selfie

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The couple falls almost 800 feet in an area surrounded by steep terrain and rescuers had to use a helicopter to recover the bodies

YOSEMITE. A couple falls as they were apparently taking a selfie on one of the cliffs in Yosemite Park in California. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. court rules monkey does not own selfie copyright

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:03 PM

In 2015, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a US-based animal rights group, filed a suit on behalf of Naruto the macaque monkey, claiming the photographer had infringed Naruto's copyright since the monkey had taken the picture himself

NARUTO THE MONKEY. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California.

It's official: monkey doesn't own selfie copyright – US court

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The court rules that Naruto the monkey doesn't own the copyright to his selfie taken in 2011 as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims

FAMOUS PRIMATE. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California, March 29, 2018. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Specs, price: Starmobile UP Selfie

Feb 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Check out the specs of Starmobile's budget selfie specialist here


‘Black propaganda’ under Duterte admin reduced trust in media

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:14 PM

'So makikita naman natin may effect din ‘yong pagkampanya against us, pagsabi na presstitute ‘yang mga ‘yan, bayaran lahat sila. Hindi naman po totoo,' says CMFR chief Melinda Quintos-de Jesus

DEFENDING THE MEDIA. CMFR executive director Melinda Quintos-de Jesus discusses the propaganda to discredit Filipino journalists. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Social media users advised to be critical of trolls

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:00 PM

‘You have to engage them and fight back,’ says veteran journalist Ed Lingao at Rappler’s ‘Truth, Trust, and Democracy’ forum

THE PANELISTS. From L to R: Lourd de Veyra, Tonyo Cruz, Leloy Claudio, Eg Lingao, and Caloy Conde during the Rappler forum on November 28. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Freedom of speech ‘limits the power of government to lie’

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Veteran reporter Ed Lingao says about fake news online, ‘Everybody has the right to be wrong, but everybody has the responsibility to get it right’

FREEDOM. Blogger and columnist Tonyo Cruz laments the power of free speech in a democracy. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

AGENDA: Truth, Trust, and Democracy in the Age of Selfies, Trolls, and Bots

Nov 25, 2017 - 2:52 PM

This public forum on November 28 aims to promote a better understanding of the nature of digital platforms and how they affect public opinion

#PugadBaboy: x4 Selfies

Nov 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

5 selfie-taking tips from Bea Alonzo

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:49 PM

It s time to step up your selfie game with some help from Bea Alonzo

#SELFIEGAMESTRONG. Bea Alonzo’s selfies on Instagram are liked by thousands of followers. Photo from

Oppo F3 Plus to arrive on April 1 for P23,990

Mar 24, 2017 - 12:48 PM

The follow up to the popular F1 phones now come equipped with dual front facing cameras

WATCH: Fan attempts selfie with Suns' TJ Warren during game

Jan 13, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The NBA doesn t come to Mexico City often so one fan took advantage of a rare opportunity

CRASH LANDING. TJ Warren of the Phoenix Suns was an unintended photo subject of one quick-thinking fan at courtside. Screenshot from YouTube

Vigan to impose liquor ban during Miss Universe candidates' visit

Jan 11, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The city will also prohibit selfies with the candidates as part of crowd control measures

Dianggap meresahkan publik, film 'Jakarta Unfair' dan 'Jihad Selfie' batal tayang di TIM

Nov 26, 2016 - 11:28 PM

Pembatalan penayangan diduga karena isi film dokumenter Jakarta Unfair menyinggung Pemprov DKI

BATAL TAYANG. Dua film yakni Jihad Selfie dan Jakarta Unfair batal tayang dalam kegiatan Documentary Days di XXI TIM, Jakarta Pusat pada Sabtu, 26 November. Foto diambil dari situs

From selfies to squad goals, millennials can build better PH future

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Why I am confident our youth will make this country maybe even the world a better place

India has highest number of selfie-related deaths – study

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:50 AM

More people have died in India in the past two years than the total number of selfie related deaths in the rest of the world a study says

SELFIE CULTURE. Tourists take a 'selfie' at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India on November 14, 2016. Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP

PSY akan hibur penggemar di Indonesia

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Penyanyi asal Korea Selatan PSY akan menjadi salah satu pengisi acara dalam ‘OPPO Selfie Fest’ Kamis 24 November mendatang

PSY saat tampil di konser solonya di Seoul, Korea Selatan. Foto oleh Kim Hee-Chul/ EPA

Roundtable: Understanding the ‘Selfie Generation’

Oct 27, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Are the youth really just all about “me? Watch our LIVE roundtable discussion with Rocco Nacino Alora Guerrero Raniel Hernandez and Ingrid Nieto on Thursday October 27 2 pm

FAKTA: Pelaku tindak pidana terorisme berusia belia

Oct 08, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Para pelaku juga banyak yang datang dari kalangan terdidik dan sangat intensif menggunakan internet sebagai alat mencari informasi dan komunikasi

UKAN SUARA ISLAM. Seorang jurnalis Indonesia memegang bunga ketika dia duduk di depan sebuah spanduk dalam aksi protes pembunuhan jurnalis oleh kelompok Negara Islam Irak dan Suriah (ISIS) di Jakarta pada 5 September 2014. Foto oleh Mast Irham/EPA

ASEAN delegates scrambling for Duterte selfies – spokesman

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:08 PM

President Duterte ‘is a rockstar’ even in other countries Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says

UNITY. President Rodrigo R. Duterte joins other ASEAN heads of state, holding hands as a symbol of unity, during the second day of the ASEAN Summit at the National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos on September 7. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

The outer life

Sep 02, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Your life will count both in longevity and meaning ONLY if you have good relationships

Making a case for the selfie

Aug 31, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Sometimes selfies mean more than OOTDs and obligatory daily social media updates

Supermodel Lucky Blue Smith's top tip for taking the perfect selfie

Jul 29, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Lucky Blue Smith talks about merits of good lighting takes a selfie to prove it

LUCKY BLUE SMITH. The American supermodel schools Rappler on how to take a good selfie. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Bagaimana cara ISIS merekrut jihadis muda?

Jul 25, 2016 - 10:27 PM

ISIS memiliki cara tersendiri untuk menyasar para kaum muda supaya bergabung dengan mereka Apakah trik mereka untuk merekrut tentara remaja dari seluruh penjuru dunia?

POLA REKRUT ISIS. Kelompok Negara Islam Irak dan Suriah (ISIS) sengaja menyasar para pemuda melalui propaganda media sosial untuk merekrut pengikut baru. Foto dari Twitter.

‘Jihad Selfie’: Potret perekrutan ISIS di media sosial

Jul 24, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Dokumenter Jihad Selfie memaparkan tren baru Mereka yang direkrut adalah remaja yang tidak punya hubungan sama sekali dengan kelompok jaringan teror yang sudah ada di Tanah Air

Screen grab dari YouTube/JihadSelfie

Fan selfie highlights Ronaldo's frustrating Euro 2016 night

Jun 19, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo is foiled again in his bid to become the first player to score at 4 consecutive European Championship finals

SELFIE. A pitch invader takes a selfie with Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal after the UEFA EURO 2016 group F preliminary round match between Portugal and Austria. Photo by SRDJAN SUKI/EPA

US couple's wish granted: Photo with Duterte

Jun 18, 2016 - 1:36 PM

We were about to give up American national Candace Piercy says after getting a photo with Philippine President elect Rodrigo Duterte past 1 am on Saturday

WISH GRANTED. Despite tight security, American nationals Stephen and Candace Piercy get their wish: a photo with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City around 1 am on June 18, 2016. Screen shot by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

WATCH: Gab Valenciano teaches Tanner Patrick how to 'Super Selfie'

May 26, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Gab and Tanner show off their dance moves at the Rappler office a day before YouTube FanFest 2016

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

WATCH: Chloe Grace Moretz reveals she's dating Brooklyn Beckham

May 10, 2016 - 10:44 PM

Chloe Grace also opens up on her tweet about Kim Kardashian s naked selfie and turning down Taylor Swift s invite to join her squad

BROOKLYN AND CHLOE. Chloe Grace Moretz reveals that she is dating the son of Victoria and David Beckham. Photos by Paul Buck/Jason Szenes/EPA

13-year-old boy dies after taking a selfie

May 05, 2016 - 9:08 PM

The boy fell from the 5th floor of a building under construction

Indian teen shoots himself in head taking selfie with gun

May 01, 2016 - 3:28 PM

The 15 year old boy is expected to survive after accidentally shooting himself while trying to take a selfie with his father s licensed revolver

9 overseas voters face probe over ballot selfies

Apr 30, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Anyone found guilty of taking selfies with a ballot on election day can spend up to 6 years in jail

Selfies not allowed in polling precincts

Apr 06, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Mandaue City Election Officer Ferdinand Gujilde says those who bring their voters receipts out of the polling place will face up to 6 years imprisonment

Selfie: What does it say about the person who posts it?

Mar 28, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Are selfies a sign of narcissism insecurity or is it a confidence booster?

Lewis Hamilton selfie sambil menyetir, polisi Selandia Baru kasih peringatan

Mar 16, 2016 - 6:39 PM

Video selfie tidak memberikan cukup bukti pelanggaran

JUARA DUNIA. Lewis Hamilton memastikan gelar juara dunia F1 ketiganya setelah memenangkan Grand Prix di Amerika Serikat. Foto oleh Clive Mason/Getty Images North America/AFP

Celebrities show support for – and parody – Kim Kardashian's nude selfie

Mar 11, 2016 - 1:02 PM

Kylie Jenner Ellen DeGeneres Emily Ratajkowski Sharon Osbourne and more post their own nude selfies Kim Kardashian style

Screengrab from Twitter/@TheEllenShow, Instagram/kyliejenner/emrata

Kim Kardashian pens essay on nude selfie, empowerment on Int'l Women's Day

Mar 09, 2016 - 12:21 PM

I don t do drugs I hardly drink I ve never committed a crime – and yet I m a bad role model for being proud of my body? writes Kim about the criticism she received on her nude selfie

KIM KARDASHIAN. The reality TV star pens an essay about body-shaming and empowerment following the criticism she received for posting a nude photo on her social media accounts. Screengrab from Instagram/kimkardashian

Kim Kardashian fires back at celebrity critics over nude selfie

Mar 08, 2016 - 5:57 PM

UPDATED Kim calls out Bette Midler Piers Morgan and Chloë Grace Moretz for criticizing her for posting a nude selfie

KIM KARDASHIAN. The reality TV star lashes back at famous personalities who criticized her for posting a nude photo. Screengrab from Instagram/kimkardashian

Aku selfie, maka aku berwisata

Feb 21, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Tantangan buat kamu beranikah jalan jalan tanpa bawa kamera?

Seorang turis asal Amerika Serikat, bernama Mark Zuckerberg, mengambil foto saat berada di lingkungan Candi Borobudur. Foto dari Facebook/Adityasinh Raol

Oppo F1, telepon pintar untuk yang suka ‘selfie’

Feb 05, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Apakah Oppo F1 layak untuk dimiliki?

India train runs over teenager taking selfie

Feb 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Media reports say the 16 year old boy walked in front of the train and waited for it to get closer

Nazareno devotees told: Don't bring selfie sticks

Jan 08, 2016 - 3:24 PM

While it s not prohibited devotees joining the Feast of the Black Nazarene are urged not to bring selfie sticks or other gadgets that can cause inconvenience

RELIGIOUS EVENT. Those joining the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene are asked not to bring selfie sticks during the event. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Microsoft Selfie enhances a photo lover's portraits

Jan 03, 2016 - 9:32 AM

Microsoft Selfie takes age gender skin tone lighting and many other variables into account applies different models automatically and finishes enhancement with just a single click

MICROSOFT SELFIE. Microsoft's new app lets you improve your selfies with a few taps. Images from Apple App Store.