Over the past few years, the selfie has morphed into being one of the most derided yet most ubiquitous phenomena of the smartphone age.
But even though it may seem like pretty much everyone you know has posted at least one, a quarter of adults are anti-selfie, according to a survey conducted by Microsoft’s Bing search engine. The research revealed that out of some 2,000 adults, around 500 were not about that selfie life.
The word itself, which has made its way into the Oxford dictionary, is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”
While 25 percent of the population objects to selfies, that type of photo seems to be more and more acceptable. There’s no research to back it up - not yet, anyway - but anecdotal evidence seems to be suggesting that selfie stigma may be on the decline.