Where globetrotters head for increasingly obscure locales, not for the experience but for the bragging rights of having been somewhere exotic and difficult while looking down on any adventures that don't involve an amusing incident with a nasty local disease / local militia / extreme weather event. Ego-tourists have way too much attachment to words like 'authentic' and 'unspoilt'
Bob is boring me stiff with his stories from the Congo. He's such an ego-tourist.
The act of stroking someone's ego incessantly on Myspace, commenting about them to the point where you look stupid or desperate.
When you're done giving Magical Trevor a spacejob, go check out my new pics.
In general what it means to be a New Yorker:
One that has lived life (ie. live 10x in life, versus most other places in the world where you only 1x in life)
One that doesn't have time to waste, as he/she is experiencing human life on this planet to the fullest
One that understands and lives to the motto: you only live once (and/or for women, you are only hot once)
One that is not afraid to live/speak from your default self/soul state and core essence as a human being, versus from your ego state (as in generally superficial places like LA/OC, etc.)
Ie. New Yorkers speak from their soul, and do not need to put up fronts/characters/fake social conditioned politeness ego selves(in order to validate themselves) to live human life at the core essence/fullest
NYC Tourist: Where are we
Jessie the New Yorker: At the center of the universe
NYC Tourist: I don't understand
New Yorker: There is no other place where the concentration of people are the cream of the crop than where you are standing now
The uber-rich or famous, who visit Africa pretending to see the wild and that they care about the environment, but only stay in 6-Star accommodation in urban areas for fear of not being featured in the newspapers.
Are you sure I'll get media attention if I stay in your hotel? Don't confuse me with an ecotourist. I'm an egotourist.