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Everything You Need To Know About The Selfie

Everything You Need To Know About The Selfie

The selfie is a word which has only been coined in the last 5 years or so, but it is one that describes the act of taking a photo of yourself. With the rise of smartphones which have a front facing camera, people began to experiment with their photography and introduced the idea of taking a photo of themselves.

This is nowadays a more popular way of taking a photo than any other. When you have spent a day out with friends and family you will often take a selfie to remember the day. Social media is full to the brim of selfies from every angle, and the selfie stick upped the game even more, allowing the user to take wider shots. But selfies are not only a way tp share your face with the world. They can be used to let you vote in elections with Smartmatic, with apple to unlock your phone and even bring emojis to life. The selfie is more than just a photo, and here are some facts about the selfie that might make you think more deeply when you nest whip the camera out.

1. There’s A Science To A Popular Selfie
 

There is actually a scientific formula to making the perfect selfie. People have researched this phenomenon by looking at the top 100 popular selfies and analysing them to see what the pattern is in the style of photo. Essnetially, if you want to take a selfie which will give you lots of likes and followers, you will want to do the following:

Make sure your face only takes up a third of the image. Showcase your hair a sa feature in the image as well as the top part of your body. Add filters to brighten the image and voila, first class selfie here you come.

2. Men Could Be Psychopathic

If men take selfies often and post them on the internet, it is very likely that they will also present narcissistic tendencies. Whereas with women it is common place to take a selfie and post it, for men it is not as common at all. In fact, there has been a study which factored in selfie taking habits of men alongside other personality traits and it showed that men who are obsessed with taking selfies are more likely to have psychopathic elements to their personality.

3. It’s Not A New Concept

As humans we have always been inquisitive creatures, and part of that is wondering what we look like. The urge to take a photographic rendering of ourselves for our own viewing has always been there. Look at famous artists who paint self-portraits. It is the same principle as a selfie, with much more effort going into creating that image of themselves. And just like we use filters in this day and age to make us look better, people would change parts of themselves to make the portrait show their best parts. So don’t let your parents tell you that it’s all a millennial thing, because it’s not at all.

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