The self-portrait is nothing new. Painters and photographers
always used themselves as subjects. Today, however, almost
walks around with a camera in his or
pocket. This is because most cell phones have
on them. The fact that most people have
phone cameras with them all the time has
to the rise of the selfie. A selfie
a self-portrait usually taken with a cell phone.
the pictures are usually taken on a cell
, many people tend to share these photographs with
and even strangers on different social networking websites.
of the popular social networking platforms people use
share selfies include Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook.
take selfies when they are engaged in normal
-to-day activities. They take selfies of their commutes to
or school. People take selfies of themselves eating.
people take selfies to show what they are
or whom they are hanging out with.
common way to take a selfie is by
a cell phone at arms length. Some people
selfies by taking a picture of their reflection
a mirror. In these pictures, you can usually
the phone the person is taking a picture
. Selfies taken using a mirror often are taken
a bathroom, which some people think is offensive.
bathroom is a very private place, not a
to take pictures.
Some people think that selfies
a sign that people are becoming vain or
. It is not often that people take pictures
themselves that make them look bad. When people
pictures of themselves, they usually are trying to
themselves in the best light. However, some people
selfies to show what they really look like.
people are trying to challenge stereotypes of what