Selfies is the buzz word today. You may have surely come across this word especially if you are active on social media. Here we shall make an attempt to realize its meaning and connotations.

Well, selfie is derived from the word ‘self’. It means a picture of yourself taken by yourself. Selfies are usually taken with the help of a digital camera or a mobile camera. These are mostly intended to be shared on social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Tumblr and Instagram.

As most people have access to smart phones with exceptional quality cameras it becomes easy to take high resolution pictures of yourself and instantly share it with friends on various social media websites. Posting selfies is now a huge trend on social media. Politicians, stars, celebrities and even common man cannot resist taking selfies and posting it over the web pace. Selfies however, are extremely popular amongst youngsters. They find it an easy way to stay connected with their love interests or to boasts about their latest travels amongst their peer group.

 

Best Selfie Apps

 

1. Candy Camera

Google Play Store

2. CamMe

Apple iTunes Store

3. YouCam Perfect – Selfie Pro

Google Play Store

4. Bright Camera for Facebook

Google Play Store

5. PicMix

Windows Phone Store

6. Picr

Apple iTunes Store

7. Retrica

Google Play Store

8. Retrica

Google Play Store

9. Headshot

Windows Phone Store

10. Perfect 365

Apple iTunes Store

 

Why are People So Obsessed with Selfies?

People have always been obsessed with themselves and new generation is no different. They are shamelessly narcissistic and will go at lengths to show it. Taking selfie allows them to show their worth to the world. However, as selfies have become so common and everyday feature, people do not put in a lot of thought before posting. Many people post selfies to get compliments for their new hair cut, fancy dress, shoes, a new tattoo, or a new piece of accessories they may have got. A line of appreciation, a comment, or any feedback, or a simple ‘Like’ over Facebook makes them feel special. A selfie that becomes a subject of discussion also helps people become popular in their peer group.