Word of the year: Selfie

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Selfie – “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website” – has been named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries editors, after the frequency of its usage increased by 17,000% over the past 12 months.

Selfie

In fact, the word can be traced back to as early as 2002 where it was first used on an Australian forum. Here’s a fun video from the Guardian all about selfies.

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