Selifies are everywhere! In fact, they are now even in the Oxford Dictionary which defines the term ‘selfie’ as: “ a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.”
Why are selfies so popular? Why do we post them? Some find them narcissistic, others simply a means of creative expression. Many, especially young millennials, find them fun to do. With their dominance on social media people are starting to wonder what motivates people to take a selfie and what impact posting one has on self-esteem?
The following from CNN discusses conflicting studies on whether posting selfies is good or harmful to your self-esteem. Check it out here and let us know what you think– To selfie or not to selfie?
CNN: Selfies hurt self-esteem. No, they help. Scientists can’t make up their minds