Selfie Fever: Check If you are NORMAL?
Do you know selfies brought more deaths in 2015 than sharks?
Selfies are not new , the first ever selfie was taken in 1839
You have 99.999 % chances to heard something about selfies, even if you are not interested to take one of your own. This practice has captured the mainstream as well as social media.
The craze is so widespread that now people have started taking selfies at awkward moments like just in front of, a bomb blasted building, funerals and so on. The approach is highly criticized all around the world. Surprisingly in 2015, more deaths were due to selfies than from sharks.
Origin of the term selfies
Studies have shown that since 2012 the use of word selfies has increased by 17,000% just only in The English language. The same year, Times magazine described “selfies” as the “Top 10 Buzzwords.” of the year. In the year 2013, the word was voted as the “word of the year” by Oxford dictionary.
Studies have shown that since 2012 the use of word selfies has increased by 17,000% just only in The English language. Same year, Times magazine described it as the “Top 10 Buzzwords.” of the year. In the year 2013, the word was voted as the “word of the year” by Oxford dictionary.
if you use social media , Hashtag #selfie must be known to you. It was first used by American life and business coach, Jennifer Lee in 2011. Since then #selfie has been used over 57 million times on Instagram.
Though the word selfies is not old enough, however, Robert Cornelius is reported to be the first man in history to take his “self-portrait” in 1839.
Men Obsession for Selfies
Though women are notorious for taking selfies and about being more conscious of how they look , a study has shown that the men are searching more on the web for tips to take perfect selfies. We have been told that 34 % of males retouch their selfies and this trend is seen only in 13% women.
The habit of taking selfies is linked to narcissism and mental disorders by psychologists. The trend is so viral that Scientists have described a new equation for it. Check the level of popularity. A 2013 survey conducted reported that approximately 36% of 18-24 years old confessed they edit their selfies before posting them.
A study conducted by Facebook has shown that sharing selfies without taking care of close friends are reported to damage real world relationships. Hey another study has shown that posting too many selfies to social media decreases your level of intimacy with your loved ones. So might be you must reconsider your speed of taking and posting selfies.
Outside the Planet selfies
Do you know that Over 93 million selfies are taken every day? However the first ever “self-portrait” outside the planet earth was taken in 1966 by Buzz Aldrin.
Social Media Sharing
Facebook is the most popular sharing media for selfies with approximately 48% selfies are posted here. The trend of taking selfies is most popular in Australia followed by USA and Canada.
Ellen DeGeneres shared the most epic and popular selfies in 2014 Oscar award which were retweeted 1 million times in just 45 minutes. Selfie was taken by famous Bradley Cooper and included Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Angeline Jolie, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey Lupita Nong’s, and Degeneres.
After breakthrough of selfies sticks, Selfie spoons are now a reality. It will capture you as you are dining in or out.
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