10 Things You Didn’t Know About the ‘SELFIE’

Selfie has been named the international Word of the Year 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries in both the the UK and US.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the ‘SELFIE’

The noun defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website,” has definitely earned the distinction over other buzz words, such as twerk, bitcoin and showrooming. So, in honor of selfies’ continuing dominance in the world, here are 10 facts that you should know about 2013’s word of the year.

10. Selfie was officially added to OxfordDictinaries.com in August 2013.

9. The first time that #selfie was used was in 2004 on Flickr.

8. The word selfie in the English language has skyrocketed in use. It has increased by 17,000% since 2012.

7. Time magazine included the word selfie in its “top 10 buzzwords” of 2012.

6. Samsung discovered that selfies make up 30% of the photos taken by people between the ages of 18–24.

5. There are 35 million posts containing#selfie among the 150 million Instagram users.

4. Designer/photographer Jim Krause claims to have coined the term selfie sometime in 2005.

3. People have taken self-portraits since the 1880s, when camera shutters with self-timers were first available. This increased in 1900 with the debut of the portable Kodak Brownie box.

2. Selfies are most popular in Australia, followed by the U.S. and Canada. In fact, a 2013 survey found that two-thirds of Australian women between the age 18-35 take selfies.

1. According to research, the word selfie first appeared in September 13, 2002 on the ABC online forum in Australia.

Related Post

5 interesting things men notice first in women
views 297
Have you ever wondered about the things guys notice first about girls? Well, ladies, men are not so difficult to understand since they are actually st...
TOP 10: THE MOST EXPENSIVE CARS IN THE WORLD
views 402
They say money can’t buy happiness, but after viewing this list, you just might beg to differ.
Sugary drinks can lead to infertility in men
views 75
New York: Beware men, especially if you are lean! A new study has found that men who take more sugar-sweetened drinks such as soda can lower semen qua...
This Old Town In Morocco Is Covered In Blue Paint
views 128
Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s...
The World’s Top 10 highest-paid athletes
views 46
Forbes recently revealed a list of the highest-paid athletes in the world today. Here, we share the top 10 from that list. 10) Matt Ryan, NFL - $43.8...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK