The young people featured in the “Selfies at funerals” blog have been getting a bad press for being “self obsessed” etc: http://metro.co.uk/.
And Bitstrips? “It’s about using their voice, their ideas to resolve situations,” Bitstrips cofounder Shahan Panth told the Huffington Post in October 2011: http://www.dailydot.com
But perhaps what we’re actually looking at is the evolution of a new visual language, as cameras and digital images become ubiquitous.
A “watershed time where we are moving away from photography as a way of recording and storing a past moment”, as photography turns into “a communication medium”: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com