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  • THE SELFIE
  • 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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  • Why have selfies become such a predominant part of our everyday lives?
  • What message are people really trying to communicate by taking and posting a selfie?    
  • the "looking-glass self” a psychological concept that suggests we develop our sense of self though the perceptions of others.  
  • We are using selfies as a way of under-standing how we are perceived by the world…
  • …And we can decide if we like that perception.
  • If we don’t like it, we have the ability to  change  and shape our social  identity.  
  • EDITING, DELETING, APPLYING FILTERS, USING VARIOUS ANGLES, CROPPING, BLURRING…
  • "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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Should  the  nega.ves  of  selfies   deter  us  from  joining  in  on   this  digital  phenomena?    
  • “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.”
  • Selfies are a way of us telling our STORIES.
  • Selfies allow us to share a glimpse of where we’ve been, what we do and who we are with the world.
  • 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.