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  • 1. Behind the SelfieAndrea SoSunday May 19, 13
  • 2. DieselDemon (Flickr) Keera Russell ` (Flickr)Rusty Clark (Flickr)GoodNCrazy (Flickr)Nolan OBrien (Flickr)Rusty Clark (Flickr)►►haley (Flickr)slgckgc (Flickr)Selfies have become a visual definition of ourselves.Selfies have become a visual definition of ourselves.Sunday May 19, 13
  • 3. “two-thirds of women surveyedadmitted to taking the self-snaps”“two-thirds of women surveyedadmitted to taking the self-snaps”slgckgc (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 4. “The "selfie."... Myspace-style angles, duckfaces, peace signs and dirty mirrors.”“The "selfie."... Myspace-style angles, duckfaces, peace signs and dirty mirrors.”Sunday May 19, 13
  • 5. CFariello (Flickr)“Photo sharing sites like Facebook, Instagramand Tumblr are filled with self-portraits.”“Photo sharing sites like Facebook, Instagramand Tumblr are filled with self-portraits.”Sunday May 19, 13
  • 6. “Some upload entire albums toFacebook of their Mac Photo Boothsessions.”“Some upload entire albums toFacebook of their Mac Photo Boothsessions.”Sunday May 19, 13
  • 7. “loneliness and desperation for attention arecrucial ingredients [for selfies]”“loneliness and desperation for attention arecrucial ingredients [for selfies]”Sunday May 19, 13
  • 8. In 1,000Australianwomen aged18-35, the mostpopular spotsto post selfieswere onholiday (32%)or at socialevents andparties (21%)In 1,000Australianwomen aged18-35, the mostpopular spotsto post selfieswere onholiday (32%)or at socialevents andparties (21%)Nakeva (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 9. “The profile picture or avatar is a way forpeople to present a certain side ofthemselves. It also puts the person in controlof their own image.”laihiu (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 10. "Now that we can interact with hundreds —no, thousands — of people simultaneously,weve strengthened the impact that othershave on our self-value," says Dr. Letamendi.Matthew Simoneau (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 11. “The profile picture or avatar is a way for people to presenta certain side of themselves. It also puts the person incontrol of their own image.”“The profile picture or avatar is a way for people to presenta certain side of themselves. It also puts the person incontrol of their own image.”Rainbow Vomit (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 12. "Id certainlyrather post aphoto I took asopposed to onesomeone elsetook most of thetime""Id certainlyrather post aphoto I took asopposed to onesomeone elsetook most of thetime"littlemoresunshine (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 13. “ [Instagram]Filters makeany photolook moreappealingthan what theimageactually lookslike, let alonewhat thenaked eyePlay Among Friends (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 14. “Anonymity now has a large influence on thefeedback people receive about their image”“Anonymity now has a large influence on thefeedback people receive about their image”Wiertz Sébastien (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 15. “A recent studyshowed more onlinephoto sharing frompeople whose self-esteem is based on‘public contingencies’,defined in thisinstance as othersapproval, physicalappearance andoutdoingcompetition.”“A recent studyshowed more onlinephoto sharing frompeople whose self-esteem is based on‘public contingencies’,defined in thisinstance as othersapproval, physicalappearance andoutdoingcompetition.”princess toadie (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 16. BrianGarnadi (Flickr)“Today, the chance of being scrutinized is greater becausemore people interact through a protected, anonymous filter,potentially making any self-esteem issues more sensitive.”“Today, the chance of being scrutinized is greater becausemore people interact through a protected, anonymous filter,potentially making any self-esteem issues more sensitive.”Sunday May 19, 13
  • 17. “Humans are naturally competitive. Visual socialplatforms... allow quick and frequent access toothers profiles. This encourages social comparison.”“Humans are naturally competitive. Visual socialplatforms... allow quick and frequent access toothers profiles. This encourages social comparison.”~ a k i ko ~ (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 18. “It is only problematic whensomeone fixates or over-comparesto their detriment...as the individual[struggles] with self-esteem”“It is only problematic whensomeone fixates or over-comparesto their detriment...as the individual[struggles] with self-esteem”Sunday May 19, 13
  • 19. “Cultural and social media experts from CurtinUniversity say [selfies are] about seeking reassuranceand making statements about ourselves.”“Cultural and social media experts from CurtinUniversity say [selfies are] about seeking reassuranceand making statements about ourselves.”Alice Bartlett (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 20. “As our feeds fill up with photos on Facebook andInstagram it does normalise this idea of self-presentation"- Dr. Leaver“As our feeds fill up with photos on Facebook andInstagram it does normalise this idea of self-presentation"- Dr. LeaverAlice Bartlett (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 21. "Its people looking for their friends toconfirm they look good. You want thatreassurance, we all want people to saypositive things about us.”"Its people looking for their friends toconfirm they look good. You want thatreassurance, we all want people to saypositive things about us.”Matthew Gain (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 22. Selfies are a form of self expression, whether it isbecause of our need for a sense of belonging or ourneed to share our lives with our peer group.mb697 (Flickr)Selfies are a form of self expression, whether it isbecause of our need for a sense of belonging or ourneed to share our lives with our peer group.Sunday May 19, 13
  • 23. Selfies allow for fun and creativity.Selfies allow for fun and creativity.hezoos (Flickr)Sunday May 19, 13
  • 24. Selfies, awonderfulsource forinternetmemesSelfies, awonderfulsource forinternetmemesSunday May 19, 13
  • 25. Lastly, an odd form of baby sass.http://www.iruntheinternet.com/03515Lastly, an odd form of baby sass.Sunday May 19, 13
  • 26. Sources• http://www.watoday.com.au/business/media-and-marketing/selfies-just-as-much-for-the-insecure-as-showoffs-20130403-2h6ow.html• http://mashable.com/2013/02/15/social-media-and-the-selfie/• http://guyism.com/humor/must-see-imagery-your-monday-funny-photo-dump-37-pics-2.html/attachment/makeup-selfie• http://www.iruntheinternet.com/03515• Images from FlickrSunday May 19, 13