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Selfies Phenomenon

You’re strolling along a ridge at the ocean during a beautiful spring day, the wind is blowing softly in your hair. The setting would make such a beautiful picture, you tell yourself. But since you’re walking alone and no one is around to capture your radiance, out comes your phone and the camera app is activated. You toggle the camera so it’s front facing, click, you’re taking a selfie. You look at the photo and see that you’re squinting, so click, click, click. Glasses on or off? Left or right side? Sultry, pondering, laughing?

Selfie at the ocean

Selfie at the ocean

With everyone having a camera at their disposal, selfies have gathered popularity, so much so that this week the Oxford Dictionaries made “selfie” the word of the year. According to their website, the first mention of the word was in 2002, in an Australian internet forum:

β€œUm, drunk at a mates 21st, I tripped ofer [sic] and landed lip first (with front teethcoming a very close second) on a set of steps. I had a hole about 1cm long right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie.”

At last weeks Oscar’s Governor Awards show, Tom Hanks took a selfie with honoree Steve Martin.

Tom Hanks & Steve Martin Selfie

Tom Hanks & Steve Martin Selfie

The Pope, although not actually posting a selfie, nevertheless posed in one. Michelle Obama had a fun post with her dog.

The Pope Selfie

The Pope Selfie

Michelle Obama Selfie

Michelle Obama Selfie

KKThe Kardashian klan post endless photos of themselves; in front of mirrors, driving, in bathing suits, on roller coasters, in see-through clothing, etc. etc. etc. Enough already. And don’t get me started on Anthony Weiner and his sexting selfies. Ewww.

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2 Responses »

  1. Great article, I love reading 300 word limit and always look forward to them. The Selfie article was fantastic. I can see a book coming from 300 Word Limit articles. Thanks for all the insight, fun, and educational material. I always look forward to a 300 Word Limit popping up on my computer and enjoy all the articles.

  2. It’s nearly impossible to find experienced people in this particular topic, but you
    sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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