The Selfie

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The Selfie

  1. 1. THE SELFIE
  2. 2. selfie
 /’selfē/
 noun. (plural selfies). informal.
 
 A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website:
 occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary 
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  3. 3. Why have selfies become such a predominant part of our everyday lives?
  4. 4. What message are people really trying to communicate by taking and posting a selfie?    
  5. 5. the "looking-glass self” a psychological concept that suggests we develop our sense of self though the perceptions of others.  
  6. 6. We are using selfies as a way of under-standing how we are perceived by the world…
  7. 7. …And we can decide if we like that perception.
  8. 8. If we don’t like it, we have the ability to  change  and shape our social  identity.  
  9. 9. EDITING, DELETING, APPLYING FILTERS, USING VARIOUS ANGLES, CROPPING, BLURRING…
  10. 10. "The main thing with a self-portrait is you are trying to show the viewer something about yourself. You, on your own, can be a powerful statement." -Surfleet
  11. 11. Innumerable selfies are taken yet never posted because they are not satisfactory. They do not live up to the poster’s social identity or send the intended message.
  12. 12. Selfies have the potential to tread dangerous waters of issues of self-esteem and comparison that could lead to greater psychological issues, such as depression.
  13. 13. Should  the  nega.ves  of  selfies   deter  us  from  joining  in  on   this  digital  phenomena?    
  14. 14. “Rather than dismissing the trend as a side effect of digital culture or a sad form of exhibitionism, maybe we’re better off seeing selfies for what they are at their best — a kind of visual diary.”
  15. 15. Selfies are a way of us telling our STORIES.
  16. 16. Selfies allow us to share a glimpse of where we’ve been, what we do and who we are with the world.
  17. 17. Sources: h9p://www.ny.mes.com/2013/10/20/sunday-­‐review/my-­‐selfie-­‐myself.html? pagewanted=2&pagewanted=all&_r=0     h9p://mashable.com/2013/02/15/social-­‐media-­‐and-­‐the-­‐selfie/     h9p://www.oxforddic.onaries.com/defini.on/english/selfie     All  images  via  Flickr.      

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