Social media term "selfie" is possible Oxford English Dictionary word

2013-06-25T16:02:00Z Social media term "selfie" is possible Oxford English Dictionary wordThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 25, 2013 4:02 pm  • 

NEW YORK — In these hyper-connected, over-shared times dwell two kinds of people: those preoccupied with taking and uploading photos of themselves and those who have never heard of the selfie.

The raunchy, goofy, poignant, sexy or drunken self-portrait has been a common sight since phone camera met social media. Now, nearly a decade since the arm-extended or in-the-mirror photos became a mainstay of MySpace — duck face or otherwise — selfies are a pastime across generations and cultures.

Justin Bieber puts up plenty with his shirt off and Rihanna poses for sultry snaps, but a beaming Hillary Clinton recently took a turn with daughter Chelsea, who tweeted their happy first attempt with the hashtag #ProudDaughter.

Read more in Wednesday’s Arizona Daily Star or StarNet.

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