#Selfie – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Selfies are everywhere and anywhere.
It doesn’t matter where you look. Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter et al are breaking records and being turned into piece of wall art.
But where did it all begin, will it ever end?
Some amazing stats about selfies:
> Selfies take up 1/3 of all photos taken by young people.
> The first incarnation of the modern selfie was the “Myspace pic”, popular from 2005 – 2008.
> Though studies have shown young people prefer other social media apps to Facebook, it’s still the no. 1 site for selfie shares.
Selfie was added to the dictionary in 2013. the first selfie was taken in 1839 by an amateur chemist and photography enthusiast named Robert Cornelius.
In 2010, Apple released the iPhone 4 with a front camera and that sparked the selfie boom. And now with every other gadget like Samsung, Tecno, Nokia you can take a selfie.
- Over a million selfie are taken each day.
- Other famous selfies taken so far: Ellen Degeneres at the Oscars, President Barack Obama, Space selfie, Pope Francis selfie etc
What does selfie say about us?
- Self obsession
- I’m sexy and I know it
- Promoting healthy self-image
The Future of Selfie and How to use it well;
The application for selfe isn’t just for personal use, however, many industries are taking advantage of the selfie craze like;
- Fashion Industry
Kim Kardashian is so obsessed about selfies.
What are your thoughts on the selfie trend on social media?
Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section.