Posts Tagged ‘selfie infographic’
Seemingly overnight, the humble selfie has become nothing short of a phenomenon.
Millions are shared each and every day across all the major social media platforms. Indeed, according to data from Samsung, selfies make up almost one-third of all photos taken by people aged 18-24, with Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat bearing the brunt of that load.
The selfie, a very modern phenomenon where users take pictures of themselves that they then submit to one or more social media sites, seems harmless enough. After all, what’s wrong with sharing a photo showing us off at our best?
Have you ever taken a selfie?
You’re not alone. Each day, millions of self-shot photographs are snapped and shared on social networks by users around the world, with celebrity after celebrity getting in on the action.
And while Facebook and Twitter are playing their part, when it comes to the selfie it’s Instagram that rules the roost. Some 35 million posts using the #selfie hashtag have now been made on Instagram, generating hundreds of millions of likes each and every day.
What do you think of when you think of Instagram?
Yep. Selfies. Instagram users love to take pictures of themselves. Indeed, I read a statistic recently that said that of the 16 billion photos that have now been shared on Instagram, 15,999,999,999 are selfies. And the other? Too blurred to make out, but it looked like a duck face.
So, here’s another stat that might surprise you: more selfies are shared on Twitter than on Instagram. And, believe it or not, more selfies are shared on Facebook than every other social network combined.