With the selfie stick being one of the most popular holiday gifts last year, it would probably be safe to assume that it makes for a popular travel item too.
I’ll say it right away, no I do not own a selfie stick nor do plan to purchase one. However, I do see where they could come in handy. As an example, I’d probably use it to take photos over a crowd if I had one.
While traveling, I have noticed more and more of the item and have to say that it does look pretty ridiculous. Imagine that $20 selfie stick malfunctioning, dropping a pricey smart phone to the floor…
During our visit to Orlando last weekend, someone wielding a selfie stick got in the way of my photo taking and it was really annoying! We were at Disney, watching one of the parades, standing in the second row. Another onlooker sitting right up front decided to extend her selfie stick to take photos of the action which was right in front of her. Thanks Selfie Stick girl for ruining some of my photos…
Kim came across an article from Gothamist which seems like a great plan but it’s not good news for selfie stick lovers.
Some museums are starting to ban the selfie stick with MoMA being the first one to do so in New York.
According to the article, “The museum has never permitted visitors to use additional equipment or devices other than handheld cameras, so this ban falls in line with their past restrictions“.
How do you feel about the selfie stick? Useful item or stilly item that can be extremely annoying to others?
I hope more museums follow suit and ban the selfie stick. Along with museums, sporting events should ban them if they haven’t already do so.
Find out more from Gothamist about the Selfie Stick Ban here.
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