These People Taking Selfies at Sydney's Hostage Crisis Are Everything Wrong With the World


What's the best way to respond to hostage crisis in your neighborhood? Take a selfie, apparently. 

This sort of reaction is, sadly, unsurprising. People around the world have been rubbernecking at accidents or crises since before the rise of the selfie. With the prevalance of social media, however, gawking is less about fascination with an incident and more about showing your digital friends: Yes, I was there, and yes, this happened to me.