Although the term “selfie” has not been added to the official Oxford English Dictionary, the act of making this particular type of photography is definitely invaded popular culture around the world, such as mobile devices with front-facing camera, selfie sticks and other equipment proliferate.

A team of researchers from Brazil UFMG and KAIST attempt to Korea, to determine the effect in a new document entitled “Dawn Selfie AD: Who is, Wheres, and Howe of Selfies to Instagram . “noting that their analysis of million of Photos and Hashtags on Instagram indicates that” the number of selfies increased by 900 times from 2012 to 2014, “the paper establishes clear selfie in their cultural and socio-economic contexts.

Here are some of the key findings:

Selfies are an effective way to get an answer to social media, but their power is gone. In some cases, Photos tagged “selfie” get almost 2-3 times higher than in other similar types of content. Hashtag important – studies show, using its results in more interaction than selfie photo on its own. However, the reaction rate may be decreasing – the authors note that the relative gap in the contact between selfies and others Photos “decreases with time almost 3.2 times during the initial spread in prosperous 1.3 times in 2014. “

Young women are the most common group of pictures to Selfies Globally. To get an idea about the demographics of people posting selfies , the team used facial ++, a tool, a free API, and SDK for face detection and recognition of analysis to display variables such as age and gender. The analysis shows that young women really drive the popularity selfie, especially in the early stages of the event. But there is evidence that selfies is now installed on the gender ratio in accordance with the laws of Instagram as a whole, which distorts the woman.

There is a complex relationship between culture and Selfie behavior. to get to the relations between cultures and seflie behavior, the team used geographic tags to identify the country of origin in the picture. It turns out a lot of interesting results. For example, South Korean selfies are mostly women, while countries such as the “Nigeria and Egypt to imagine a heavy male bias.” Researchers move to test the hypothesis that “women in countries with higher gender equality are more comfortable sharing publicly seflies than less equal countries.”

While this is probably the term “selfie” will remain throughout the global online culture in the future, the researchers do suggest excitement for them weakens. However, the paper argues, selfies “These are still many aspects that are not explored in this study,” and to propose future [19459007analiza], such as looking at the emotions, images, and other methods of understanding sentiment. Perhaps future research could explain even the fringe events, such as selfies on railway tracks or [19459007selfies] bears. Until then, while keeping selfie wand hand.

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