By , the word "selfie" had become commonplace enough to be monitored for inclusion in the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary. Devices for holding smartphones or compact cameras called selfie sticks are often used when taking group selfies, as they allow a wider, more panoramic image capture. In it was reported that more people had been killed taking selfies that year than by shark attacks. Because the process was slow he was able to uncover the lens, run into the shot for a minute or more, and then replace the lens cap. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie. A selfie orchestrated during the 86th Academy Awards by host Ellen DeGeneres was, at one point, the most retweeted tweet ever. This incident set off an unusual debate about copyright.
Lydia. Age: 31.
In the early s, before Facebook became the dominant online social network, self-taken photographs were particularly common on MySpace.
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Disclosure and liking in Facebook: the effects of sharing photographs amongst multiple known social circles. She worked for a game company, Atlus , where she suggested the idea, but it was initially rejected by her male bosses. Introducing Japanese Popular Culture. During the s, photographic self-portraiture flourished when affordable instant cameras birthed a new medium of self-expression, capturing uncharacteristically personal insight into otherwise conservative individuals  and allowing amateurs to learn photography with immediate results.