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Knowledge Identifier: $Selfie



Type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone add

Category: Civil society

Launched in 2000.

Countries: United States (30%), Philippines (20%), (20%)

Main connections: Ellen DeGeneres, Philippines, Instagram

Linked to: Samsung, Tumblr, CNBC, Facebook




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In the early 2000s, before Facebook became the dominant online social network, self-taken photographs were particularly common on MySpace add something


It first appeared in an Australian internet forum on 2002 September 13 add something


The earliest usage of the word "selfie" can be traced as far back as 2002 add something


The term "selfie" was discussed by photographer Jim Krause in 2005, although photos in the selfie genre predate the widespread use of the term add something


However, writer Kate Losse recounts that between 2006 and 2009 , the "MySpace pic" became an indication of bad taste for users of the newer Facebook social network add something


In 2009 in the image hosting and video hosting website $ Flickr, Flickr users used 'selfies' to describe seemingly endless self-portraits posted by teenage girls add something


By the end of 2012, "Time" magazine considered selfie one of the "top 10 buzzwords" of that year; although selfies had existed long before, it was in 2012 that the term "really hit the big time" add something


By 2013, the word "selfie" had become commonplace enough to be monitored for inclusion in the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary add something


However, a 2013 study of Facebook users found that posting photos of oneself correlates with lower levels of social support from and intimacy with Facebook friends ; The lead author of the study suggests that "those who frequently post photographs on Facebook risk damaging real-life relationships add something


In November 2013, the word "selfie" was announced as being the "word of the year" by the Oxford English Dictionary, which gave the word itself an Australian origin add something


In January 2014, during the Sochi Winter Olympics, a "Selfie Olympics" meme was popular on Twitter, where users took self-portraits in unusual situations add something


On March 2, 2014, Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a group selfie while hosting the 86th Academy Awards ceremony add something


In April 2014, a man diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder recounted spending ten hours a day attempting to take the "right" selfie, attempting suicide after failing to produce what he perceived to be the perfect selfie add something


In April 2014, the advertising agency iStrategyLabs produced a two-way mirror capable of automatically posting selfies to Twitter, using facial recognition software add something


In July 2014, a fourteen year-old girl in the Philippines fell to her death after losing her balance while taking a selfie of herself and a friend near the staircase landing of their school in suburban Pasig City add something


In August 2014, a fifteen year-old boy was critically wounded after accidentally shooting himself while taking a selfie in which his other hand was holding a gun to his chin add something


Psychological studies conducted in 2015 among social media users suggest that there is a relationship between selfie-posting behaviors and narcissism add something


In May 2015, a Russian woman asked a security guard at her office to give her a 9-millimeter rubber-bullet pistol for taking a selfie and accidentally shot herself in the head sustaining heavy injuries add something


Selfie - Also in July 2015, concerned about the increasing number of incidents in Russia where attempts to set up a "cool" or daring selfie have led to injuries and deaths, the Russian Ministry of the Interior released a "Selfie safety guide" that warns selfie enthusiasts about some common dangerous behaviors add something


In July 2015, a Russian university graduate died after falling from a bridge while she was trying to take a memorable selfie next to Moscow City financial district add something


Selfie - In 2016 the behaviour of an Argentinian crowd seeking a selfie with a La Plata dolphin was held responsible for its death add something


On July 1, 2017, 4 students of Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria, went to a river close to the university and took selfies on a canoe stationed at the river add something


In September 2017, Instagram boasted 500 million daily active users of its self-promotion, selfie-sharing app and 800 million monthly active users add something


Selfie - The pop-up museum called The Museum of Selfies is scheduled to open its doors to all selfie lovers in the year 2018 in Glendale, a suburb of Los Angeles County, California add something


On 13th June 2018, a couple died after falling 100ft off a beach wall while taking selfies in Portugal add something


Selfie - In 2019 a teen left an imprint on the ground where he landed after falling more than four stories while attempting to take a selfie with his friends on a bridge in Dallas, TX. He had multiple serious injuries, but he survived add something