17 May 2010

I Hate Wikipedia Info On Camwhore.

Camwhoring is good for health.


Say ‘I’ if you agree.

Well, don’t pretend. I can read your mind. I know you are secretly agreeing with the above statement.. *grin*


In this era, when almost everyone can personally own a camera (or at least a webcam or a camera phone), who don’t play with this toy whenever there is a chance?  Who don’t want to capture the new, glittering fake eye lashes they have, or the new bob hairstyle they’ve just cut  or the best dress they’ve put on when the camera is easily available? When you realize beauty doesn’t last forever, cam-whoring has become part of the necessity.



Camwhore with your girlfriend, even better =)



And you know what? Even my 5 and 7 years-old-nephews were jumping and calling all over to capture some of their cheeky poses (luckily they are forbidden to own any electronic devices at this young age).





Now, tell me who don’t play with his or hers camera if there is a chance to do so?



Do you think that cam-whoring, self-potrait or self-photographed is something bad? Feeling sick when looking at people who obsessed with self-photographed at the restaurant? Can’t stand any longer with this histrionic traits?


If you find yourself nodding and saying ‘yes’ to almost every question above, I guess you are  most likely prone to the Wikipedia’s statements.



Wikipedia: Link



A camwhore (sometimes cam-whore, cam whore or cam-slut)[1] is an individual who performs sexual services on the Internet with webcam software in exchange for money or goods, usually by a fixed per minute fee or by encouraging viewers to purchase items on their wish lists or add to their online accounts.[2] While the label is usually considered derogatory and insulting,[3] it is also sometimes self-applied, occasionally in a self-deprecating manner.


The term "camwhore" is also used to refer to individuals who post pictures or videos of themselves on the Internet to gain attention. The term disparages those who post pictures of themselves at inappropriate times or places, and usually implies self-absorption. This second usage of the term, deriding vanity and histrionics, is overtaking the prior, more intuitive definition. It is usually synonymous with attention whore.






Honestly, I don’t agree with the above statements. First of all, they sounded so negative to me. For example, keywords like sexual services, derogatory, self-deprecating, self-absorption, histrionics and attention whore show no positive sign.



Wait. Attention whore??? Hello..



I feel like a pail of cold water pour on my body. Those adjectives are so unfriendly. So rude. I am a person who love self-photographed a lot. You know if you are my loyal readers. I don’t deny if I am being called as a mild histrionics person in this blog because everything here is about me. In fact, most of the personal blog show this trait too.




Again, who don’t when you have your own camera?


I wonder, are all this information provided in the wikipedia page over this ‘camwhore’ issue contributed by a group of different people? Or just an individual personal’s opinion? Is there any reliable and valid assessment being conducted over this matter? Are they sure that people who like camwhoring show self-absorption, histrionics or attention whore? Is there any research on this? Is it in the current DSM-IV-TR manual book?


If it is me, I wouldn’t jump into any conclusion without much evidences. No wonder the students are not allow to use information from the Wikipedia because it is unreliable.


Obviously, I don’t agree with the above statement because it sounds bias to me. Firstly, not everyone who do camwhore make business of their sexual parts. Also, this has become a trend and no one is sick or dying because of it right? Even celebrities are doing this in their Facebook or Myspace ok?


Miley cyrus.. well…



Next, not everyone want to gain attention. Some take it as a form of hobby, some wish to update their friends about his or hers latest activities. Some wish to capture the good moment of themselves which can be therapeutic at times.


curry1 First time feeling like a princess frog.


I remember that months ago, an article of a newspaper stated a therapist encouraged a low self-esteem patient who does not like herself to try self-photographed (cam-whore) herself. The therapist asked her to dress up nicely and snap good pictures of herself. Then, show them to her closest friends and families. Throughout the treatment, the patient slowly shows changes. She shows self-appreciation after that when she received positive comments from her dearest families and friends.



Well, I can see why this treatment is a success. It is mainly because you can see the beautiful part of yourself with proof in the hand when you capture them. It is different seeing yourself between mirror and photo. Next, you gain compliments from others when you post up great photos of yourself in your social networking websites which will boost up your confident. Don’t you think people who comment in facebook is greater than in real life? Think again.


So, does cam-whoring is an unhealthy activity? I don’t say there is no cons over this issue because I understand that every thing, every incident, ever issue, ever person there are pros and cons. There is yin, there is yang. What I am really affected is, the details in the Wikipedia page (since there are limited websites which is available in the internet) which is so bias. So unfair. If I take every word personally, I feel like I am a whore or a slut now.





Can’t anyone change the term cam-whore into something better? Like camtistic (cam+artistic), campeautic (cam+therapeutic), cammiegg (cam+eggi) or.. cammy? I don’t know. Anything but whore and slut.


It is irritating to read the description. *curled lips*


Anyway, it still does not stop me from being a poser. Why? Because, I am a natural poser since I was a kid. Well, I am not lying.




Ok lah.. laugh if you really want..



From the description in the Wikipedia page (you can find worse in encyclopediadramatica.com), I can picture that most people are being bias or steoreotype over this self-potrait activity which is my main concern here. Because of these negative views, that is how we can read such description in Wikipedia page.


Again, I Hate Wikipedia Over This Issue. Bias. End of story.