Move over selfies … here come the dronies [theguardian.com]
Take an airborne robot minion and a hi-tech camera and what do you have? A “dronie”: a new form of self-shot aerial mini-video for online exhibitionists looking to create more drama than the average selfie can supply.
The term was coined by Alexandra Dao while commenting on a video created by internet entrepreneur Amit Gupta. The clip, which went viral, showed Gupta and companions on top of Bernal Heights Hill in San Francisco before a camera pulled back for a breathtaking zoom-out.