Selfies on Social Media

The Selfie Phenomenon [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is a Selfie, you may ask?

Definition: A photo of oneself usually taken with a mobile phone and posted online to social media sites.

2005 to 2008 was dominated by MySpace, the largest social network then who started the selfie concept by letting users upload a ‘MySpace pic.’

Fast forward to August 28, 2013, when ‘Selfie’ has been officially added to Oxford Dictionary.

All kinds of people from kids to important public figures like The Pope have starting taking selfies.

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Here are the top ten hash tags on Twitter related to Selfie, with over 41 million photos: #selfie, #selfies, #selfiesunday, #selfiesaturday, #selfienation, #selfiee, #selfiesfordays, #selfiecentral, #selfiemonday, #selfieee.

The infographic below by ebay talks about the top 25 Twitter Celebrities, calculated by the number of their posted Selfies, with Miley Ray Cyrus topping the charts.

Surprisingly enough, Barack Obama has tweeted 0 selfies out of 1,463 messages containing photo or video, the lowest selfie rate out of top 100 Twitter Celebrities.

[box] Update: Selfie named Word of the year 2013[/box]

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Source: eBay

[box] This blog post is an exclusive post written by Shilpi Agarwal originally for Social Media Today.[/box]
Author: Shilpi Agarwal Shilpi is a Social Data Evangelist + Analytical Nerd + Design Junkie. She leads Social Strategi, a Social Media Agency with data intelligence chops that harnesses the power of social data intelligence to strategize and execute paid media campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google. She’s also a Speaker, Podcast Host and Startup Mentor who believes Social (Media + Data + Good) = Growth.