‘Selfie’ Is The Word Of The Year
Celebs do it; Politicians dabble in it; and teens are pros at it – these days you can’t go anywhere online without seeing someone posting a ‘selfie.’
In the day and age of social media, uploading photos of oneself to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram has spiked in popularity, so much so that the slang term for taking a self portrait has been dubbed the word of the year.
‘Selfie’ has been named 2013’s Word of the Year by Britian’s Oxford Dictionary after seeing a 17,000% increase in the word’s usage this year, reports CBS News.
The word beat out other popular terms on the shortlist including “twerk,” “binge-watch,” “showrooming” and “bitcoin.”
The key clue to knowing if a photo is in fact a ‘selfie’? Just look for the extended arm in the corner of the photo.