Topics: Camera, Social network service, Facebook Pages: 4 (914 words) Published: December 5, 2014

A “selfie” is a photo taken by oneself - and of oneself…which is then often posted on one or more social media platforms for all the world-wide-web to see. Hold your phone at a high angle, flip your camera to front, make that perfect pout, show devil-may-care attitude and click. You have a trendy picture of yourself called a "selfie". Oxford Dictionaries have named “selfie” as 2013 Word of the Year, Officials claim that the word became popular in 2012 but “selfie” was first used in an Australian forum in 2002.The word, according to the publisher of the Oxford Dictionaries increased its use in 2012 by as much as 17,000%.  It first appeared as a hashtag, #selfie, on Flickr in 2004 and has now become a trend with smart phone users. Log into any social networking site or chat messenger, the first thing you see will be a just-clicked selfie. Everyone takes selfies, but the younger crowd seems to be especially involved in the trend.47% nearly half of adults admit to taking selfies.40% people aged 18-34 admit to taking selfies at least once a week.There are significantly(1.3x) more women selfies than men selfies. Techinfographics recently released a infographic dedicated to all things selifes, and it turns out that people are taking a ton—over one million a day. What’s particularly interesting is the amount of folks that are digitally altering their selfies. 36 % admitted to retouching their selfies, and 13 % of women said they retouch every single selfie that they post. 14 are digitally enhanced and 34 % males state they retouch every selfie. Overall 50% of man and 52% of woman take selfies. Who took the first selfie? The image in question was taken in 1839 by an amateur chemist and photography enthusiast from Philadelphia named Robert Cornelius. Cornelius had set his camera up at the back of the family store in Philadelphia. He took the image by removing the lens cap and then running into frame where he sat for a minute before covering up the lens again....
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