Tabloid Selfie: Man Takes a Picture with Shark Before Deadly Attack

Poet and performance artist Kate Durbin shared this link on my Facebook wall, and a lively discussion ensued. The claim in this tabloid article is that a man took a photograph of himself before being devoured by a shark:

Inspired by Talan’s “Embracing Banality” post, those of us discussing this selfie on Facebook reflected on what to call this type of (fake) selfie. Durbin suggested that it’s a “collective fear” or “collective fantasy” selfie, and I suggested “Thanatos selfie.” What do you think?

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