The word Selfie was named "the word of 2013" with an increased usage of 17,000% in one year.
A selfie is a self-portrait typically taken with a cell phone to be shared on social media sites.
The first photo with the hashtag #selfie was posted on Instagram on January 16, 2011.
On April 9, 2012, Facebook bought Instagram.
Until the end of 2012, selfie was not a keyword on google.
Today, 73 million photos have been tagged with the hashtag #selfie.
Not included in this count are #selfienation #selfiefordays #selfies etc.
Everyday, 55 million new images are uploaded to Instagram and more than 1 billion are “liked”.
5 cities, 656 million selfies.
Women take more selfies than men
+ 55.2% in Bangkok
+ 59.4% in Berlin
+ 61.6% in NYC
+ 65.4 in Sao Paulo
+ 80% in Moscow
Women typically tilt their heads more and with a 50% wider angle than men while taking selfies.
Women of San Paolo tilt their head more than 16.9 degrees, than those in New York who tilt 11 degrees.
Selfies taken in Bangkok and Sao Paulo showed people happier than those in Moscow.
Among the favorite faces for selfies are the duck face, the V for victory, the Kiss, the mouth wide open, the tongue sticking out, and the horns of hard rock.
Within the next 30 years, it is predicted that the trend will be inverted; men will take more selfies than women.
The most re-tweeted selfies to date are:
A couple of photos of Lea Michele and Cory Monteith
Obama on the day of his re-election
A group photo of the nominees at the 2014 Oscars
Mashable; Selfiecity - NY University; Google Inc.; Unmetric; Instagram; Oxford English Dictionary