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Before a typically awkward photographic vanity, now an acceptable culture. This is how the civilization changed its view on selfies since its conception more than a decade ago. Who would have thought the term 'selfie', coined in 2002 would be recognized as 2013's Word of The Year? Since then, people continued to develop its art of perfection. Amazingly, its value has become more legitimate since researchers from the scientific community delved its underlying science- selfietology.
Do you want to unleash the selfietologist in you? Learn five of the basic facts right here.
For starters, a universally accepted selfie should follow the "Occupy One-Thirds-Angle-Filter-Border" package. Dr. Andrej Karpathy determined this formula by involving more than 50,000 random selfies from around the world.
Here's a portion of the research output, where 'good' and 'bad' images are sorted based on the criteria. Random selfies were highly-liked images from the social media.
The rule mostly applies to women.
But the formula doesn't apply, sorry.
There was direct correlation between one's pose in a selfie and his/her personality, research revealed. Duckfacing, for one, signifies that the subject is experiencing emotional instability.
In reference to more than 100 respondents, a picture fulfilling the following traits suggests that the subject is carefree and comfortable.
Men who take, keep and edit numerous selfies possible possess narcissistic and psychotic traits. This strong correlation was verified through an online survey conducted to youth and adults by an educational institution in Ohio.
Shockingly, self-obsession has been present in our roots. Do you know this guy?
Since the Renaissance period, an artist name Rembrandt knew how to do 'selfie', but in the form of self-portrait.
Too much selfies impose an adverse impression to people around the obsessed, research found out. Spending most of the time perfecting self-image may leave your love ones hanging.
People around you may be affected of exaggerations in taking selfies.