The World of Selfies


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A look in to what Selfies are and why they are so popular in this generation

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The World of Selfies

  1. 1. Photo by Ignatius Adhitya (Flickr)
  2. 2. Selfies are a digital self portrait
  3. 3. Selfies are a way of documenting and keeping track of our lives
  4. 4. There is a primal human urge to stand outside of ourselves and look at ourselves We leave them as traces for others to find Photo by Clever Cupcakes (Flickr)
  5. 5. Our faces act as the caption to what we try to say in a Selfie The Selfie acts as the medium and we are the message
  6. 6. Dopamine Squirt… We get excited when someone “likes” or “shares” our Selfies
  7. 7. We have grown to enjoy the world more by inserting ourselves into it
  8. 8. Photo by Alec Couros (Flickr) We prefer online conversations that revolve around images and photos Snapchat, Facetime, and Skype all gives us the ability to see our own faces
  9. 9. Photo by Vishal Kandpur (Flickr) Selfies are also popular because they allow for users to change their appearance This gives people the opportunity to chose how they are perceived by others
  10. 10. Phones and other digital devices all allow us to take Selfies
  11. 11. Selfies appear everywhere in our media Photo by Lee Traupel (Flickr)
  12. 12. Photo by Steven Truong (Flickr) There are songs inspired by the Selfie phenomenon #SELFIE is a popular song by the DJ due The Chainsmokers
  13. 13. Photo by Daniel Go (Flickr) Selfies have even inspired TV shows such as ABC’s Selfie which will premiere in 2015
  14. 14. Photo by Twitter Vine App (Flickr) Vine originally didn’t have the front facing camera… Once they added it, users loved it and made more creative vines with their faces
  15. 15. Photo by ONE-BH (Flickr) More than 50 million snaps are sent everyday Majority of these snaps are selfies
  16. 16. There are some negative effects caused by Selfies Photo by Donncha O Caoimh (Flickr)
  17. 17. We interrupt experience to mark the moment We put those around us on pause Photo by Eric Verdaasdonk (Flickr)
  18. 18. Selfies can be linked to narcissism and obsession with beauty and body image
  19. 19. ` Photo by Christian Bueno (Flickr) We rely on others’ perceptions, judgments, and appraisals to develop our social self
  20. 20. We become obsessed with this connected world… We end up alone together Photo by Moyan Brenn (Flickr)
  21. 21. Digital Overload: How we are seduced by distraction By Erin Anderssen, Globe and Mail, Mar 29th 2014 The Flight From Conversation By Sherry Turkle, The New York Times, April 21st The Documented Life By Sherry Turkle, The New York Times, Dec 13th, 2013 My Selfie, Myself By Jenna Wortham, The New York Times, Oct 19th 2013 Why Snapchat is Valuable: It’s All About Attention By: Danah Boyd, LinkedIn, The Social Psychology of the Selfie By: Christine Erikson, Mashable