After doing 5 selfies with people this morning before 8am on my morning run / walk I've come to the conclusion that the autograph is dead !— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) May 27, 2014
Nowadays, fans overwhelmingly favour a selfie instead of autographs. Do you think this is an end of an era of autographs?
Remember: you cannot sell selfie but autograph has a lot value.
- Yes - autograph is dead57% (13)38% (6)49% (19)Vote
- No - it is still being used substantially43% (10)62% (10)51% (20)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
I don't think it's dead. Like I would value a written autograph from my favorite players, players, actors, and musicans way more than a selfie. I don't know if this is more of a reflection of my unwilling hipster tastes than anything else. Like who's going to recognize a picture of jack Jewsbury or hope solo? They might recognize the names though.0
Most Helpful Guy
I think pics are definitely becoming the norm. I think it depends on what the person's motivation is. If you just want the memory, you take a pic. If you want to hawk memorabilia, autograph.
I don't know, I've never been big on either as an adult. Like I love Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman... but I don't need a photo op or an autograph. They're just guys like me, just shake their hand like a normal person, maybe id say something quick like "bro, thanks for all the great sports memories", and then I'd probably go out of my way to make any further conversation not related to their jobs and treat them like I would anyone else. That's what I'd really be annoyed by if I was a celebrity, people treating me differently. Nobody wants to talk about work when they're off duty. I can't even imagine being an actor, and people talking to you like you're one of the characters you play, haha. I don't know, I dot think I could handle fame. Way too annoying to have people falling over themselves at the very sight of you.1