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The tyranny of other people's vacation photos

Photo-posting folks may not realise their behaviour is branded narcissistic

Henry Alford 

Chief among my favourite Facebook memories is the time that a high-powered journalist of my acquaintance breezily informed us all that he was at the Grill Room of the Four Seasons with Ted Danson, tucking into some sea urchin. To which one friend responded, "That's funny, because I'm at the Midtown tunnel with Rhea Perlman, eating shawarma." While some frequent users of social media are merely fabulous, others savvily buff their fabulousness to a dazzling gleam, becoming "fahvolous". At no point in the year is this more evident than in August and early ...

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First Published: Sun, August 14 2016. 20:56 IST