This past August, the term debuted in the Oxford Dictionaries Online's quarterly update. It's usually defined as a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone, webcam and uploaded to a social networking site.
Selfie was the Urban Dictionary's word of the day on October 12, 2012 where it was also described as a self-portrait uploaded to social media. There is was more humorously defined as a strange phenomenon usually conducted because the subject cannot locate a suitable photographer to take the photo, like a friend.
Estimates are that selfies account for 30 percent of pictures taken by those aged 18-24. And in a twist on popularity contests, friends can click to "like" or "unlike" it.
So according to the above definitions, this photo I took of myself showing my new glasses is a selfie.
And, this one taken over the weekend by me (and of myself) from the F&P front porch is not.
Our good friend, Thomas, has been practicing these selfie shots regularly. He recently asked my opinion on what it would be called IF there were MORE than 1 person in the self-taken photos. His thought was to call them "selfie+1."
Just wondering — what are YOUR suggestions ?