Of course, the tiny cameras in our pocket-sized phones have made photographic self-portraiture quicker, cheaper, and more shareable than ever before.
Thanks to the Internet and social media, we see more photographs in a day than we can even count, and these images include many selfies of our friends, family, and favorite celebrities.
The study, to be published in the upcoming April issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences, shows that the importance of education levels is one factor that changes significantly with age.
The study found that online daters with a high level of education are consistently likely to reach out to those who have the same level of education when they are younger.
For this multiple-image self-portrait, he posed in a swivel chair in front of a camera and turned the chair thirty degrees after each photo was taken.
The resulting sequence of pictures is like a portrait-in-round, or even a short film, of the photographer.
When Oxford Dictionaries announced “selfie” as their 2013 Word of the Year, they gave it this official definition: “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website." The word “selfie” has only been in existence for about a decade.
Since then, many of the Old Masters as well as modern artists have reproduced their own image in a variety of media, for a variety of artistic, commercial and self-promotional motives.
The researchers from Queensland University of Technology analyzed hundreds of thousands of online dating interactions from the Australian dating site RSVP, involving 41,000 individuals during a four-month period last year.
The participants ranged in age from 18 to 80 years old.
The dates in parenthesis are their birth and death dates.
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