Selfies are often shared on social media , via social networking services such as Facebook , Twitter , Snapchat , and Instagram. They are often casual in nature or made to appear casual. A selfie, however, may include multiple subjects. As long as the photo is being taken by one of the subjects featured, it is considered a selfie. In , Robert Cornelius , an American pioneer in photography, produced a daguerreotype of himself which ended up as one of the first photographs of a person.
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To save this word, you'll need to log in. The first-known appearance of selfie in written form occurred in on an Australian news website, but the word didn't see much use until By November , selfie was appearing frequently enough in print and electronic media that Oxford Dictionaries publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary as well as other dictionaries chose the word as its Word of the Year. This announcement itself led to a significant increase in the use of the word by news organizations, an increase that was further boosted following the December memorial service for Nelson Mandela, at which American President Barack Obama was caught taking a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Understanding Selfies View all 15 Articles. Selfies appear as a double-edged phenomenon. Taking, posting, and viewing selfies has become a daily habit for many. At the same time, research revealed that selfies often evoke criticism and disrespect, and are associated with non-authenticity and narcissism. Moreover, others were assumed to have more fun and positive feelings while taking selfies whereas own selfies were judged as more authentic and self-ironic.
Top definition. Selfies are a style of photography wherein 1 the photographer's own face is included in the photograph, 2 and the camera is held by the photographer when the photo is taken. Other optional elements are often associated with selfies. Use of a mirror is common, especially mirrors found in dirty, unphotogenic bathrooms. Bathrooms are a popular location for selfies since so many believe that the worse everything around them looks in the photo, the better they will appear by comparison. Immediate upload of the photo to social media is also optional, but generally not recommended. By reviewing the photo on a large computer monitor one has a better chance to find and remove unintended, possibly embarrassing elements from the photo before others see it. Upload of the photo after reviewing it on a large screen is also not recommended, since most selfies suck anyway and are rarely actually worth sharing. Having selfies be poor quality for other reasons such as being out of focus or having motion blur due to using too slow a shutter speed in low light is also a popular technique. Having the photo further ruined by application of bizarre and ugly filters and special effects, in order to try to conceal how poor quality the photo was in the first place, is also popular.