Selfie noun, informal (also selfy; plural selfies):
a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website
– From Oxford Dictionaries
Remember the above featured image? Yes, this Ellen DeGeneres’ epic Oscar celebrity selfie is the most retweeted image of all times, with a record-breaking or more than 1 million retweets in 45 minutes. Selfie has become a global phenomenon: An estimated of more than 1 million selfies taken per day with famous celebrities, from Pope Francis and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to celebrities like those above, joining in the fun. In addition, the word “selfie” was also added to Oxford Dictionaries in August 2013 and named as their International Word of the Year 2013
Read more about what you need to know about selfies in this trend report published by WGSN-Homebuidlife (Requires login with NTU username and password to view). .
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