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The word Selfie is getting a lot more attention these days. Given that it was last year’s Oxford Dictionary word of the year – it’s no surprise that the word is getting some prime time action as a comedic television sitcom title.

From writer Emily Kapnek of Suburgatory, the show is supposedly fashioned after My Fair Lady:

Comedy inspired by My Fair Lady tells the story of a self-obsessed 20-something woman who is more concerned with ‘likes’ than being liked. 

After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media ‘followers’ than she ever imagined — but for all the wrong reasons. She enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.

Whether there will be a lot of parallels to Girls is still yet to be seen, but the more one thinks of the title itself, the less stellar it sounds – perhaps because the idea of the selfie is rather egocentric, but we did like the idea of Selfies being empowering for self-image, like in that Dove campaign. What do you think? Are selfies deserving of critical thought or are they an important aspect of our social, modern life?