Firstly, I want to thank Vandana to come up with such a relevant topic. And of course it has got very much to do with the subject technology, as had it not been technically possible, there wouldn't have been this topic.
Secondly, if we cannot relate, evaluate and bring technology with our daily lifestyle, there's no use of technology at all.
Coming to the question, what I am feeling is, there may be several reasons behind it.
1. It is trying to portray a self-image, the way the youngsters want others to look at them. Till this technology came, photos were always on other's control. The person had no choice on portraying how he wants himself to be looked at.
2. This is a reaction to the social condition where finding importance among this overpopulated society has become a challenge. Though media is highlighting everything under the sun, where do a youth find a chance to get himself noticed?
3. It is just the easiest way to exert one's own self, where nobody has time for others.
4. The days of hero worship has gone. Now everyone only worships themselves. Appreciation for others are now backdated. This is the time to boast of one's own self.
5. The media encourages this trait by allowing people to "like", but each individual fails to realize that everyone "likes" others to get back the same "like" for themselves.
6. This "selfies" give a false sense of gratification, which never actually quenches the thirst of feeling "one's self-worth", so the trial is on, and on and on.
7. It is a continuous search of the unconscious minds of the youth to find out their true personal identity.
It doesn't annoy me, it makes me feel pity for the current youth. Hope they come out of this meaningless pursuit as soon as possible.