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The Selfie Syndrome- Great Visual

April , 2014
Since its inclusion into the Oxford English dictionary last year, the word selfie has witnessed an explosive popularity particularly in the social media arena. A selfie is a personal portrait, a self-image usually taken using a hand held device such as a smartphone. You have probably come across some of them in your Instagram or Facebook feeds. And while the concept of a selfie is still in its embryonic stages, I believe that it will be a fertile area of research for online sociologists.

The graphic below sheds some light on one negative aspect of selfies : an increased dose of narcissistic behaviour. Read on to learn more about the reasons why selfie is a real syndrome.

Check out the full graphic here.