What is Selfie

What is selfie:

Selfiees a neologism in English, used to refer to a self-portrait or self-portrait done by oneself with a smart phone (or smartphone), a web camera (web cam) or a digital camera, to be shared, in general, through social networks or platforms for micro-blogging, like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

The selfie is used, most of all, as a message, simply to draw the attention of other people either to boast about accomplishments, or only for fun. There’s that sense of the selfie is showing a special moment in a person’s life and communicate through social networks or other platforms.

As such, the term was popularized from the 21st century, as a result of the mass use of new communication technologies, to such an extent that the Oxford Dictionary was considered it the word of the year 2013 and incorporated it into the English language. In this sense, the word selfie is noun consisting of the words “self”, which means ‘auto’, and ‘-ie ‘ or ‘I’, which means ‘I’ or ‘I myself’; for this reason, the use suggested in Spanish is ‘self-portrait’ or ‘self-portrait’.

Today to see the selfie as a social phenomenon that has been fashionable in recent years, although, strictly speaking, the concept of the selfie is as old as the cameras.

The selfies are more common among women than men. The favorite poses of the users in a selfie are: mouth of fish, duck (duck face) tube, tongue out, sending Kiss, raising one eyebrow, among others.

Seen from today, the first selfie of which we have record is that self portrait with that photographer Robert Cornelius took a daguerreotype in the year of 1839.

Now well, crawled in the 20th century a possible onset of culture selfie in the photo booth, a booth closed by a curtain, which consisted of a camera, and that was used to make pictures of personal consumption.

On the other hand, the first use of the word selfie that is register dates from the year 2002, when it was used in a Forum online in Australia.

In its popularization has had enormous influence the profusion of selfies between celebrities and politicians, such as the United States President, Barack Obama, or the own father Francisco.

The selfie more media to date has been the presenter Ellen DeGeneres during the Oscar Awards ceremony, in 2014.

Selfie as psychology

For psychology, the selfie can be a mechanism of self-affirmation where narcissistic in the individual manifests some compulsion.

As such, the excessive exposure of personal life reveals individuals with low self-esteem and a permanent need for approval and acceptance. In addition, at younger ages, it is considered that the selfie is part of a mechanism of construction of our own identity, in so far as it is displayed to others for validation and feedback.

According to studies, the selfie is more characteristic of youth, from adolescence until age 23, and more common among women than among men.

Types of selfie

The selfie, however, has evolved into other genres of portraits, among which are:

The helfie, which is an image of our own hair. Belfie, which is a photo whose intention is to show our rear. The drelfie, which is a photograph of our drunk. The shelfie or bookshelfie, which is a self-portrait with books or books furniture. The usie or groufie, where the self-portrait is composed by several people.

Selfie stick

The selfies stick, also known as the stick to self-portraits or selfies, is an extensible tube that manages to take pictures at distances, about a meter away. The selfie stick is a complement to the mobile phone, ipad, camera, among other appliances, devices, which accompanies the user on all sides by its practical and useful way.

The selfie stick is characterized as a stick of metal, extensible, with a handle at one end and one clamp on the other in order to attach the electronic device. There are different models, colors, and prices, but differs by its operation, some work through the electronic appliance timer, and others have integrated the bluethooth on the handle that connects to the phone.

The selfie stick allows users to take photos in groups, themselves or panoramic in a more practical way, without having to stretch the arm, or ask the favor to take a photograph.

There are public places (concerts, museums, galleries, sporting events, among others) which forbade the use of the rod for selfies, for different reasons, among which are: safety given the damage that may lead to the place or an individual, for the inconvenience caused to other people that are in place, and in the case of the shows to avoid illegal recordings.

Before this is should be at eye places to allow the use of this tool, which has become very valuable for addicts of selfies.

On the other hand, the stick selfies appeared first in Asia, and were popularized among fans of the selfies. By virtue of this tool, today there are the hashtags #selfiestick.

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Bluetooth Selfie Remote for iOS and Android Devices

Bluetooth Selfie Remote for iOS and Android Devices

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Bluetooth Selfie Remote for iOS and Android Devices

Bluetooth Selfie Remote for iOS and Android Devices

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Carrie Underwood Posted a Selfie on Instagram and Mike …

Carrie Underwood Posted a Selfie on Instagram and Mike ...

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Flirtation Footage #page 2

Flirtation Footage #page 2

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Chroma key kid Footage

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Bluetooth Selfie Remote for iOS and Android Devices

Bluetooth Selfie Remote for iOS and Android Devices

Source: jane.com

Carrie Underwood Posted a Selfie on Instagram and Mike …

Carrie Underwood Posted a Selfie on Instagram and Mike ...

Source: www.onecountry.com

Flirtation Footage #page 2

Flirtation Footage #page 2

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Chroma key kid Footage

Chroma key kid Footage

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Yeni akım caps’ler "Babam Odaya Girince"

Yeni akım caps'ler "Babam Odaya Girince"

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Bluetooth Selfie Remote for iOS and Android Devices

Bluetooth Selfie Remote for iOS and Android Devices

Source: jane.com

Carrie Underwood Posted a Selfie on Instagram and Mike …

Carrie Underwood Posted a Selfie on Instagram and Mike ...

Source: www.onecountry.com

Flirtation Footage #page 2

Flirtation Footage #page 2

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Chroma key kid Footage

Chroma key kid Footage

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Yeni akım caps’ler "Babam Odaya Girince"

Yeni akım caps'ler "Babam Odaya Girince"

Source: www.milliyet.com.tr