selfie


The word selfie is a neologism that comes from English, which can be translated into our language as a self-portrait or selfie, that is, specifically, it is that photograph taken with a digital camera, or with a mobile phone where a person is portrayed. person with a singular pose, to later publish it in the different existing social networks. But in general, a selfie can be described, on the Internet, as a photograph of one or several people in particular that are published on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

As we well know, a selfie is a self-portrait made with a camera; although it should be noted that it was not until the beginning of the 21st century that there was no specific name, to later obtain such a boom. The English term selfie was used for the first time on September 13, 2002 in an Internet forum owned by Australian public television called ABC On line.

Selfie was the English word of the year 2013 according to Oxford Dictionaries, which are dictionaries published by the famous publisher Oxford University Press and are considered the most complete and erudite in the English language.

As they expose it, what can motivate many people to take selfies includes doing it for fun, raising their own self-esteem, as a message for a certain person, drawing the attention of people around them, bragging to others about their moments, visits, among others. others. Therefore, it is very common to find different types of selfies on blogs, Instagram or other social networks; A great example of this phenomenon occurs when people travel, through these self-portraits they can document the places they visit.