Butt first, let me take a selfie

Selfies are a raging phenomenon, and they’re not going away any time soon. President Obama is taking selfies, Vice President Biden is getting amongst it, and Ellen’s famous Samsung-sponsored selfie made history as Twitter’s most retweeted tweet.

The word “selfie” was even added to the Oxford Dictionary. According to them, it means: “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”

The example they provide of the word’s use is rarely heeded though: “Occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary.”

Curious to know what the numbers are behind this global obsession? Check out this infographic (also a bit of a recent trend) showing the numbers and statistics on selfies. Apparently 1 million selfies are taken each day!

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