Selfie – a word that was sparsely used even till 2010, has gained widespread usage over the last 3-4 years. The fact that ‘Selfie’ was nominated as ‘word of the year 2013’ by the Oxford Dictionary proves how the selfie has infiltrated into our daily lives.
The concept of a selfie is not exactly a new one. Self- portraits or clicking one’s own picture with a camera have been around for quite some time. The early incarnations of the selfie were taken by people experimenting with their new cameras to see how their images would turn out. When the use of cameras became widespread, selfies were generally taken by those who would be travelling alone.
The advent of smartphones, however, has made it much easier and quicker to take selfies. Unlike the first generation selfies, selfies today can be instantly shared with friends and family or even publicly.
While there are cases of extreme selfie obsession, and some people incessantly use selfies to fish for compliments, or become completely self-obsessed and spend hours to click the perfect selfies for creating the perfect virtual presence, but it is also a matter of fact that to an extent selfies have become our personal mementos and are a reality of life today. There’d be hardly anybody with a smartphone who hasn’t taken a selfie.
And why not? Selfies give us a peep into the lives of our loved ones and help in spreading cheer and happiness. It does not always amount to self-obsession. A selfie can certainly do a lot more.
For the mom who has to go on official tours, seeing her child’s selfie cheers her up more than what a text message would do while she is busy in her work or in a meeting or a conference and is not in a position to take a call.
For the child who has to stay away from his/ her mom, selfie bridges the distance to some extent.
For the parents, whose children live outstation, selfies connect them with the day to day lives of their children.
For the grandparents, who dote on their grandchildren but do not get to meet them very often, selfies from grandchildren can bring them closer.
In a get together with siblings, friends or relatives people fit into a selfie to capture the fun moments and togetherness.
For those in a long distance relationship, selfies are a big saviour.
For siblings and friends who meet once in a while, selfies are the quickest way to show presence.
For a man, who serves the country in the forces, a selfie from his wife and children reinforces his motivation to face the challenges.
The solo bag packers, who want to capture themselves against the backdrops, cannot always depend upon the passers-by for a snap. A smartphone that allows a good selfie always comes in handy.
And of course, for the fashionistas, selfies helps them to put their best face forward.
For a perfect crystal sharp selfie, a good selfie camera smartphone is obviously a must.
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