Instagram obsessives, hear this: The #AntiSelfieMovement has begun
September 7, 2013
Last month, the Oxford Dictionary formalized the inclusion of the term “selfie” in its illustrious database of acceptable English words, and they were absolutely right to do so – the act of taking a selfie, which is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website”, is becoming more than a fad. For some, it’s a way of life. Although this can be proven by a quick search on your social networking site of choice – may it be Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – a more official look into the trend actually shows that since the end of 2011, people have only gotten more and more interested in selfies.
In fact, according to a recent poll, for the age from of 18 to 24, 30 percent of all photography is composed of selfies taken using a cellphone.
The origin of the selfie is a little bit unclear, but as it goes with everything that becomes popular on the Web, this craze for self portraiture has garnered itself a slew of haters. According to a recent study, most of your friends are sick of seeing your beautified, carefully-filtered mug posted online.
So how are the detractors attacking the selfie-selfishness?
Read the whole article here: http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/if-taking-selfies-is-a-trend-should-hating-them-be-one-too/
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